The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and China’s Tianjin Municipal Transportation Commission signed an agreement to establish the Singapore – Tianjin Green and Digital Shipping Corridor.

Chief Executive of MPA Teo Eng Dih and Director General of Tianjin Municipal Transportation Commission Wang Zhinan signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 6 December.

This agreement marks the first Green and Digital Shipping Corridor established between Singapore and China to support the decarbonisation, digitalisation and growth of the maritime industry between Singapore and the Bohai Region.

The Singapore – Tianjin Green and Digital Shipping Corridor will serve as a valuable testbed for both countries to pilot and trial digital solutions, alternative fuels and technologies, and facilitate talent development to support the decarbonisation and digitalisation of shipping.

Singapore and Tianjin will work with the research community, institutes and industry stakeholders, such as shipping lines, port operators, shipbuilders, classification societies, and bunker suppliers, to enable more efficient port clearance through digital exchanges, encourage the offtake of zero or near-zero greenhouse gas emission fuels and adoption of new fuel technologies, spur innovation and support the growth of the maritime startups community, and facilitate manpower training and professional development.

Sources: Container News

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