MPA and NYK collaborate on sustainability and

MPA and NYK collaborate on sustainability and

Left: Takaya Soga, President and Chief Executive Officer of NYK. Right: Teo Eng Dih, Chief Executive of MPA.  (Source: NYK)

Left: Takaya Soga, President and Chief Executive Officer of NYK. Right: Teo Eng Dih, Chief Executive of MPA. (Source: NYK)

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to deepen their partnership and accelerate efforts in decarbonisation, digitalisation and workforce development in the maritime sector.

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

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

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

Soga said: “NYK has been proactively working on decarbonisation, digitalisation and maritime human resource development initiatives to realise a sustainable maritime industry. We have started developing ammonia fuel-related businesses including bunkering projects and have endorsed the Singapore government’s initiative on ammonia fuel.

“Singapore plays an important role in the maritime industry as the world’s largest hub port for transhipment and bunkering. We are pleased to conclude this MoU with MPA as we share the same goals. This MoU will accelerate the cooperation between MPA and NYK and contribute to the sustainable development of the maritime industry.”