Friday Focus: MPA Highlights Maritime Innovation Lab


As part of Singapore Maritime Week 2019, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have released a new video to highlight its innovative Living Lab testbed.

With plans to drive digitization and automation forward, as well as boosting its competitiveness, MPA has already made a long-term investment on the new Tuas Port, a fully automated facility that will become operational in phases between 2021 and 2040.

A recent Port Technology technical paper looks at the transformation of Singapore into a smart port

According to the video, the MPA Living Lab serves as a platform for the development of advanced technologies that will support Tuas, including AI.


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The Living Lab centre offers physical and digital spaces to test new solutions and facilitates data sharing for improved collaboration, ultimately creating a foundation for significant change in the maritime industry.

Projects currently in development at the MPA facility include an E-Navigation initiative to improve the safety of shipping operations around Singapore, and the creation of autonomous tugboats that will make vessel calls at the Tuas port more efficient.

MPA hopes that the Living Lab will become a hub for new maritime solutions, as well as a place for the best talent in the sector to converge.

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