Maritime communication is becoming more sophisticated due to new technologies like #5G and #VDES, increasing the services available to ship owners and port operators alike. However, the rapid digital transformation and increase in data communication should also precipitate a higher focus on cyber security.
To address these challenges, Innovation Norway organised a forum on 1 November looking at recent developments in maritime communication and cyber security. The event was done in partnership with Norwegian Embassy in Singapore, NBAS – Norwegian Business Association Singapore, Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Shipping Association and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
The forum was opened by SMS Hong Tat C. from the Ministry of Transport, Singapore, and H.E. Eivind Homme from the Norwegian Embassy, who signed a maritime partnership agreement to strengthen the collaboration between our two countries on the government and industry levels.
There were also important contributions from technology providers, ship managers, researchers and regulators, such as CE Chuen Hong Lew of the IMDA, Peter Schellenberger of Thome Group, Björn Coster of Kongsberg Norcontrol and Martin Gutowski of Kongsberg Maritime on maritime communications. Focusing on cyber security, there were contributions from TS Teo of Pacific International Lines (PTE) Ltd, Vijay Manogaran of DNV, Ørnulf Jan Rødseth of SINTEF Ocean, Chin Beng ONG of MPA and Geir Inge Jensen of Dualog. Special thanks also to Anthony Lim for moderating the panel on cyber security.