Smart Port Challenge 2022
Innovation Opportunities

This year’s Smart Port Challenge offers 15 innovation opportunities that address 5 key focus areas:

  1. Smart Port
  2. Smart Ship
  3. Crew Safety, Training and Wellbeing
  4. Smart Maritime Services and Logistics
  5. Green Technology

Explore them below. Short videos are also available to explain the innovation opportunities. Do join us for our roadshow and Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) sessions throughout June to get an in-depth look at the challenges faced by the corporates and industry as a whole. Register here.

Recordings of past sessions are available on our YouTube channel.

In addition to these innovation opportunities, start-ups could also submit proposals in an open category addressing any of the 5 focus areas. Applications will close on 22 July 2022.

Here are our 16 co-creators of these innovation opportunities:

SPC2022 co-creators

 

We also have additional supporting corporate sponsors:

SPC2022 supporting sponsors

 

How might we attain consistent and repeatable quality in the Additive Manufacturing (AM) process so as to instill confidence and adoption in the maritime industry?

Additive manufacturing (AM) holds potential for the maritime industry especially in built-to-order spare parts for vessels. By enabling on-demand layer-by-layer AM closer to the user, the use of AM can reduce lead times and transportation costs, over...

How might we create a secure and trusted repository of digital files that will facilitate efficient, on-demand and quality assured printing of marine parts?

Having a standardised repository of digital files reduces the complexity and duplication associated with silo digital storages by shipowners, printing/service bureaus and other stakeholders. Standardisation of digital files can help the industry achi...

How might we provide and maintain clean drinking water onboard vessels to protect the health of seafarers?

Drinking water for seafarers is stored in dedicated drinking water tanks onboard vessels and gets regularly replenished by a fresh water generator. To prevent bacteria build-up over time, this water can only be kept for a certain period of time and t...

How might we empower vessels with DPS to make better weather-based decisions to improve performance efficiency and crew safety?

A vessel is subjected to three environmental forces – wind, currents and waves. The onboard Dynamic Positioning System (DPS) tries to counteract these forces to maintain the vessel’s position and heading, by using its propellers and thrusters. Ho...

How might we better manage crew and vessel certification to improve operational efficiencies and thereby drive safety and welfare?

Each vessel and crew member requires multiple statutory certificates mandatory for the vessel’s operation and crew management. Currently most of these certificates are in physical form and hence have the potential to be lost or misplaced, leading t...

How might we effectively monitor and assess equipment conditions onboard vessels to optimise usage and reduce unplanned failures and operational disruptions?

Equipment and machinery, especially sea-based ones, are most often subject to failures, defects and unnecessary repairs. Depending on the extent of breakdown during voyage, the resulting delay on delivery schedule of cargo, can lead to financial loss...

How might we get better visibility of lighter boats so as to improve operational efficiency at the Lighter Terminals?

Jurong Port is a multipurpose port operator handling general, bulk and containerised cargo. Besides the main terminal, it also operates two Lighter Terminals. This is where ship supplies are loaded onto lighter boats for delivery to Mother Vessels wa...

How might we endorse accurate pallet declarations so as to improve loading of ship supplies onto lighter boats?

Besides having a main terminal for loading and unloading of multiple cargoes, Jurong Port also operates two Lighter Terminals for lighter boats to deliver ship supplies to ships calling at Singapore. These supplies are generally delivered in pallets ...

How might we empower charterers and operators in their selection of vessels in order reduce their risk and exposure resulting from underperformance?

Charterers base their selection of vessels on a number of factors that indicate their expected performance. However, there is an information barrier/asymmetry in getting access to data related to a vessel’s performance. Information such as fuel con...

How might we eradicate variances in draught mark readings caused by manual visual inspection and sea conditions to reduce cargo claims?

Measuring the weight of dry bulk cargo such as coal, iron ore, grains, cement etc., is currently done by reading the draught marks on the vessel’s hull before and after loading. The displacement of readings provides a calculation on the difference ...

How we might make cargo hold and tank cleaning on vessels safer and more efficient

Tank cleaning is the process of removing hydrocarbon vapours, liquids, or residues from cargo tanks. The primary purpose of tank cleaning onboard oil, product and chemical tankers is to remove the most recent cargo from the vessel’s containment sy...

How might we overcome the challenges that multiple interface standards present in a vessel operator’s ability to effectively stage and transmit data?

To stay competitive and agile, vessel operators are embarking on digitalisation journeys by introducing new technological solutions onboard. Typically, when companies implement a new solution, it involves the installation of cables which would take m...

How might we accurately identify and detect the features of a shipping container, to enable successful landing of a spreader from great heights?

Quay cranes are used at container terminals for loading and unloading of cargo at the berth. Over the years, the height of quay cranes has more than doubled, from a 25m Panamax crane to the latest 54m quay crane at Tuas Terminal. There is also an inc...

How might we improve the reliability of high speed signal transmission from the headblock to the cabin to allow for more timely and accurate quay crane operations?

Quay cranes are used at container terminals for loading and unloading of cargo at the berth. Over the years, the height of quay cranes has more than doubled, from a 25m Panamax crane to the latest 54m quay crane at Tuas Terminal. There is also an inc...

How might we more effectively validate delivery of ship supplies for greater efficiency in ports?

Wilhelmsen Ships Service supplies consumable and agency services to 2,200 ports worldwide, and touch around 50% of the ships worldwide. The completion of a ship supplies delivery involves a number of documents including acknowledgment of receipt and ...

Open Category

In addition to these 15 innovation opportunities, start-ups with technologies or solutions that can address Smart Port, Smart Ship, Crew Safety, Training & Wellbeing or Green Technology