Size matters: inside the Tuas Mega Port project in Singapore

Singapore is the epitome of a modern city, constantly evolving. Defined for two centuries by its status as one of the busiest and most strategically important maritime hubs, the city-state, which sits on the trade route between Asia and Europe, is busy reinventing itself as a global centre for excellence in electronics, manufacturing, energy, chemicals and financial services.

Ranking second in the World Banks’s 2020 Doing Business Report, Singapore’s success as a business destination is driven...

Q&A: Moving away from one-to-one communication systems in shipping

Emails have a bad reputation in the business sector because since their inception they were never adapted to fit the current business model, creating unnecessary hurdles within companies’ internal and external communications.

Canadian software developer SEDNA is bridging the gap posed by one-to-one communication systems by creating a business communication system that does not rely on single emails but allows the sharing of messages and emails between all a company’s team members.

To cater...

Q&A: the green potential of wind propulsion with BAR Technologies

Despite the deadline set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to reduce shipping CO2 emissions by 50% by 2050, the maritime industry is still grappling with decarbonisation and testing different ways to move forward.

BAR Technologies, a spin-off company from the engineering team behind Sir Ben Ainslie America’s Cup winning racing boat, has decided to “go back to the future”, focusing on the development of wind propulsion technology.

Forming a partnership with US multinational Cargill,...

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