ABS, a provider of global marine and offshore classification services, and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote maritime research and development (R&D) and innovation. Over the next five years, ABS and MPA will collaborate on maritime R&D in the areas of alternative/clean fuel and developing resilient, next-generation port systems.
The ABS-MPA MOU covers the following areas:
- Alternative/clean fuel research and technology, such as in liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering, covering both operational configuration studies and risk assessment and safety.
- R&D on resilient, next-generation port systems relating to the safety and security of new port facilities, and where processes, such as traffic management, safe navigation, security measures, situational awareness, decision making and consequence management measures, have to be continuously and effectively assessed and updated.
- Promote maritime technology to the Singapore maritime community through thought leadership fora, such as workshops and dialogues.