Leading multinationals A.P. Møller Maersk, PSA Cargo Solutions and RightShip join the Singapore Maritime Foundation to create platform for talent from Singapore’s universities and polytechnics to respond to industry challenges

The Maritime Singapore Connect (MSC) Maritime Digital Challenge returns for the second edition with three leading multinationals — A.P. Møller Maersk, PSA Cargo Solutions and RightShip — offering challenge statements that explore the intersection of business and technology.

Through the competition, tertiary students will apply their knowledge to real-life business challenges, win attractive cash prizes, gain industry credentials, have the opportunity to be mentored by seasoned professionals, and stand a chance to secure internships with participating companies.
The Singapore Maritime Foundation is proud to partner the following sponsor companies for the 2022 edition:
The MSC Maritime Digital Challenge is open to full-time undergraduates and polytechnic students. For each challenge statement, the champion team will be awarded a cash prize of $3,500 while the cash prizes for the first and second runners- up will be $3,000 and $2,500 respectively.

Tertiary students are invited to form teams of four and registrations are open from now to 29 August 2022 at https://bit.ly/MSCMDC2022. Student teams will select their challenge statements and submit a proof of concept by 18 September 2022. From there, the participating companies will evaluate the submissions and shortlist teams to mentor through to the grand finals on 12 November 2022.

“The curation of the sponsor companies for this year’s digital challenge reflects the positioning of maritime at the nexus of the global supply chain and an industry that is on the cusp of transformation. This case competition is an excellent opportunity for students to apply their skills to address real-world challenges while gaining valuable experience at the same time,” said Ms. Tan Beng Tee, Executive Director, Singapore Maritime Foundation.

“It’s an absolute pleasure to be part of MSC Maritime Digital Challenge where we have a great opportunity to tap into the young and bright minds of today to solve larger industry related problems and maximise value. As we all manoeuvre through this age where there is tremendous evolvement of people, technology, and practices, it is pivotal to constantly keep challenging the status quo and exploring newer and better ways of managing businesses. At Maersk, innovation is a critical muscle where we focus on building a culture of experimentation and continue exploring better ways of solving problems. The digital challenge will really add value to understand potential opportunities that exist today from a technology standpoint and how meaningful value can be created for our customers and our organisation,” said Mr. Siddarth Ravinder, Head of Continuous Improvement, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, A.P. Møller Maersk.

“The COVID-19 pandemic and other disruptions have shown that the maritime and supply chain industry has a huge opportunity to transform itself digitally, in order to enable more resilient, agile and sustainable trade. PSA Cargo Solutions has been leveraging advanced analytics to develop effective digital supply chain solutions for cargo owners and the industry to enhance the physical flow of goods. We welcome the innovators and problem-solvers amongst our youths to join us on this transformation journey,” said Mr. Eddie Ng, Head of Digital and Data Strategy, PSA International.

“Covid-19 has changed the expectations most employees have regarding when, how and where they work. In some ways, the flexibility of remote or hybrid working has helped foster increased work life balance and wellbeing but has also had the adverse effect of making it much harder for individuals to come together and form deeper, more personal connections with their colleagues. By supporting the latest MSC Maritime Digital Challenge, we are looking for fresh perspectives on how we can leverage technology to drive these connections in an engaging, meaningful and sustainable way,” said Ms. Purnima Singh, Chief Human Resources Officer, RightShip.
Source: Hellenic Shipping News