MSC Digital Talks Ep. 10: Digital Learnings from the World’s Busiest Transhipment Hub

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MSC Digital Talks Ep. 10: Digital Learnings from the World’s Busiest Transhipment Hub

05/16/2024

How is digitalization transforming the world’s largest transhipment port? For our #MSCDigitalTalks series, MSC’s CDIO André Simha meets industry experts and leaders to discuss the hottest topics in shipping. In this episode, he speaks to Kenneth Lim, Assistant Chief Executive (Industry & Transformation) of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), to find out.

Kenneth Lim has over 25 years of technology-related experience in the seaport, logistics, IT and energy industries. He regularly speaks at conferences and events advocating digitalization, and in 2019 won the ‘Supply Chain Asia - Visionary of the Year’ award. André met with Kenneth during Singapore Maritime Week 2024.

Digitalization: a “survival strategy” and a “force multiplier” for the future

In the video, Kenneth explains why innovating and adopting digital tools and processes is essential to Singapore’s survival. As the world’s busiest transhipment port, the country must digitalize in order to absorb ever-increasing cargo volumes.

André and Kenneth discuss key projects such as the ongoing development of Tuas Port, the world’s largest automated container terminal, and Singapore’s Green and Digital Shipping Corridor initiative to accelerate digitalization and decarbonization. They also underscore the importance of building strong innovation ecosystems, including technology providers, start-ups and recent graduates.


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To Singapore, we view digitalization as part of the essential pathway to our survival strategy. Because we are a small country, companies can use digitalization to start trading with the rest of the world. I think digitalization is also a force multiplier […] because we need to have the tools to provide efficiency and proficiency in terms of handling containers.

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Kenneth Lim Assistant Chief Executive (Industry & Transformation) of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

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