Biggest Singapore Maritime Week yet for MarineTraffic

Members of our Athens, London and Singapore offices will be in attendance for this year’s Singapore Maritime Week as MarineTraffic eye ambitious growth in the region during 2019.

Possibly the biggest highlight for MarineTraffic at this year’s Singapore Maritime Week will be the signing of the PIER 71 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The Port Innovation Ecosystem Reimagined at BLOCK71 (PIER71) is a joint initiative between the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and the National University of Singapore through its entrepreneurial arm, NUS Enterprise. The aim of the initiative is to encourage Singapore’s maritime industry to accelerate innovation and its adoption and venture into new growth areas through working with technology start-ups.

MarineTraffic will sign the PIER 71 MoU with two different startups, Claritecs and Threatspan.

Claritecs is developing a solution call BunkerMaestro, an AI enhanced Software as a Service (SaaS) bunker tanker scheduling platform. With the use of MarineTraffic vessel tracking Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), Claritecs will be able to track locations of vessels due to receive bunkers in Singapore and schedule the bunkering tankers to enhance efficiency.

Threatspan is developing a solution called Tridens Platform which will provide a complete cyber-risk management system for the maritime industry. Threatspan will utilise MarineTraffic to analyse a vessel’s next port of call and historical track in order to identify the cyber threat to any given vessel.  

Speaking on the MoU Joseph Tan, Regional Sales and Business Development Manager, MarineTraffic said:

“Singapore has been a key player in the maritime tech space and I believe that the partnership with PIER 71 will enable more technology startups to create solutions that benefit the maritime industry.”

Commenting specifically on the ambition for the tie-ups with Claritecs and Threatspan, Joseph added:

“We aim to be the go to marketplace for maritime technologies, where companies such as Claritecs and Threatspan can host and advertise their solutions.”

The MoU will be taking place as part of the Sea Asia event on the morning of 9 April in Innovation Arena Level 1, Exhibition Hall A, with Dr Janil Puthucheary Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport & Ministry of Communications and Information, in attendance.

For those visiting the Sea Asia event, come and meet us!  We will be exhibiting as part of the Hellenic Marine Equipment Manufacturers & Exporters (HEMEXPO) delegation (booth B2-C11).

In addition to signing the MoU, Argyris Stasinakis, Partner Business Development, will be taking part in a panel discussion on automation, digitalisation and standardisation, focusing on the next steps for container supply chains.

Argyris will be joined by Igor Jakomin, COO, CargoX; Michael Nielsen, Transportation Operations Manager, ASEAN & India Caterpillar; and Martijn Thijsen, Digital Strategy Transformation & Business Development – Containers, Breakbulk & Logistics, Port of Rotterdam.  

The key points of discussion will focus around the long-term view of digital transformation, the new disruptive digital players redesigning container supply chains, and whether e-commerce, automation and digitalisation are reshaping container supply chain dynamics.

In addition to this, the speakers will examine the viability, challenges and opportunities of blockchain and whether it is a ‘foundational’ technology which will provide the platform for new business, or, a technological game changer.
Time will also be spent on the need for standardisation, specifically, whether there is an industry will to forgo its competitive strategy and collaborate to develop workable industry standards. Discussion will conclude on the topic of whether lines and ports are embracing digitalization quickly enough.

Argyris will be speaking as part of the TOC event on Wednesday 10 April from 3 pm. Those interested in attending are invited to join, or, alternatively, can visit our stand at F24 to discuss MarineTraffic solutions in more detail with one of our experts.

In addition to the MoU and panel discussion, Georgios Hatzimanolis, Media Strategist at MarineTraffic will be holding meetings with the media to discuss how publications can utilise MarineTraffic for their editorial.

Speaking on the week, Head of Sales, Vlassis Papapanagis commented:  

“Singapore Maritime Week is one of the marquee events in the maritime calendar, bringing together thousands of participants annually. For MarineTraffic, this year’s Singapore Maritime Week promises to be the biggest yet as we aim to significantly grow in the region during 2019.”

If you would like to meet with a member of our nine-strong team in Singapore in April to better understand what MarineTraffic solutions can deliver, click here.

About Singapore Maritime week

Asia’s definitive maritime event, the Singapore Maritime Week returns for its 14th edition from 6-14 April 2019, consolidating over 30 industry events under one roof to discuss the most challenging issues of our time.

Driven by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore(MPA) and recognised as one of the world’s leading maritime shows, SMW is known for its diversified and unique mix of exhibitions and conferences, networking receptions, community and outreach activities, bringing together over 30,000 participants annually.   

About Sea Asia

Sea Asia is widely recognised as Asia’s anchor maritime and offshore event, Sea Asia 2019 will return to Singapore for the 7th edition, from 9 to 11 April 2019 at the Marina Bay Sands, with 15,000 international participants and 448 exhibitors occupying 8,428sqm net exhibition space.

About TOC Asia

TOC Asia is a Pan Asia event for people who own, move and handle containerised cargo. TOC Asia is part of a global portfolio of events that bring together stakeholders of the container supply chain to learn, debate and network.

TOC Asia has been running since 1995 where the first event took place in Singapore. The event is back in Singapore in 2019 for its 23rd edition from 09 – 10 April 2019.

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Sebastian Button
Account Manager at London based public relations agency, Navigate PR. Sebastian supports clients across the maritime industry in engaging effectively with their stakeholders and the media.