Singapore’s Coastal Sustainability Alliance (CSA), an industry collaborative effort led by Kuok Maritime, has formalised the addition of 11 new members today at Singapore Maritime Week 2023’s MarineTech Conference, graced by Guest of Honour Mr Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance & Ministry of Transport.
The contributions from the new members will accelerate CSA’s efforts to electrify, digitalise and decarbonise Singapore’s coastal vessels, strengthen marine supply chains and build Singapore’s next-generation maritime ecosystem.
The new CSA members include Ampotech, Columbia Ship Management Singapore, Green COP, Ken Energy, RMS Marine & Offshore Service, M1, MagicPort, Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Sinwa Singapore, ST Engineering, and Swift Total Logistics. This brings the CSA to 18 members since its formation in March 2022.
Collectively, CSA’s strategies actively contribute to the goals set out by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The Alliance is also working closely with the MPA to comply with regulatory requirements and infrastructure standards to ensure compatibility and support a collaborative maritime culture and ecosystem.
Mr Tan Thai Yong, Chief Executive Officer, PaxOcean and Chairperson, CSA Council, said: “We are excited to mark the Coastal Sustainability Alliance’s first anniversary with the addition of 11 new members and to advance our efforts to electrify and build Singapore’s next-generation coastal ecosystem conclusively. In this one year, we have reached a significant milestone in the commercialisation of our PXO electric supply vessel (pictured), which will be the first and largest local design-build-and-deployed boats to be in operation in Singapore.
“Such achievements are only possible through the united efforts of our current and new CSA members and with the strong support of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Enterprise Singapore, and Workforce Singapore.”
Mr Teo Eng Dih, Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, said: “Maritime decarbonisation requires the collective efforts of the entire value chain. It is heartening to know that 11 new members have joined the Coastal Sustainability Alliance on the journey to achieve net-zero emissions for the sector by 2050. We will continue to work with like-minded partners such as the Coastal Sustainability Alliance on the design and development of green solutions for the domestic maritime craft sector.”