MPA, NYK collaborate on maritime development

MPA, NYK collaborate on maritime development

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on maritime decarbonisation, digitalisation, and manpower development efforts.

The MoU was signed by Teo Eng Dih, Chief Executive, MPA, and Takaya Soga, President and Group Chief Executive, NYK, on 2 July 2024.

In line with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) revised Greenhouse Gas Strategy 2023, the Paris Agreement, and international energy and climate targets, MPA and NYK will collaborate on various initiatives aimed at promoting a sustainable maritime industry.

The partnership will include promoting the safe use of maritime fuels such as biofuels, methanol and low or zero-carbon ammonia through a phased approach. 

Both parties will reportedly discuss maritime training programmes for seafarers on ammonia-fuelled vessels and other sustainability-related skills and competencies to support the industry’s transition towards alternative low- or zero-carbon fuels, including leadership programmes for local professionals.

“This MoU marks a significant milestone in the longstanding partnership between MPA and NYK,” said Teo Eng Dih, Chief Executive of MPA.

“As a major bunkering and a maritime hub port, Singapore is in a phase of introducing alternative fuels and enhancing manpower development.

“MPA looks forward to our partnership with NYK to unlock our collective potential and develop solutions that can be scaled up to benefit the global maritime community in the move towards smart and sustainable shipping.”

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Takaya Soga, President and Chief Executive Officer of NYK said: “NYK has been proactively working on decarbonisation initiatives, digitalisation, and maritime human resource development to materialise a sustainable maritime industry.

“We have begun ammonia-fuel-related business development including bunkering projects, endorsing the Singaporean government’s initiative on fuel ammonia. Singapore plays a significant role in the maritime industry as the world’s largest hub port for trans-shipment and bunkering.

“We are delighted to conclude this MoU with MPA as we share the same goals. This MoU will accelerate cooperation between MPA and NYK and contribute to the sustainable development of maritime industry.”

In April 2024, one year after the signing of the MoU to establish a Green and Digital Shipping Corridor, the MPA, Port of Los Angeles, and Port of Long Beach completed a comprehensive baselining study.

More recently, NYK and PT Pertamina International Shipping (PIS) signed a MoU to collaborate in the field of liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) and liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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