The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dalian Maritime University (DMU) to cooperate in talent and academic information exchange in the maritime sector.

The two parties will work together on talent exchange in the fields of maritime and marine affairs, which include maritime safety, clean energy in maritime sector, port management, navigational technologies, as well as environmental management.

Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of MPA said, “With the global maritime industry making the change into becoming more digitalised and sustainable, innovation and knowledge are critical for transition of the shipping and port operations, and talent is a key foundation to the exchanges of ideas and expertise. We are pleased to partner with Dalian Maritime University. Through this MoU, we hope that it will enhance, promote and support the development of maritime talents and sharing of domain knowledge between Singapore and China.”

Sun Yuqing, President of DMU said, “Maritime education and training has always been DMU’s foremost priority during its long history. And it is our mission to play an active and leading role in this field. We are very pleased to work with MPA in terms of capacity building and sustainable development of shipping industry. And I hope this MoU will serve as a platform for exchanges and cooperation in the maritime sector between DMU and MPA, as well as between China and Singapore.” 

In December 2020, MPA and Shanghai Maritime University inked MoU to support maritime talent and academic exchange.

Source: Seatrade Maritime News