ABP, MPA Singapore discuss green transport cooperation


ABP, MPA Singapore discuss potential cooperation regarding sustainable maritime transport.

ABP, MPA Singapore discuss green transport cooperation

Associated British Ports (ABP) welcomed a high-level delegation from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to the Port of Southampton on Friday, March 15th.

Led by MPA Chief Executive Teo Eng Dih, the delegation engaged in discussions on potential cooperation under the UK-Singapore Green Economy Framework (UKSGEF). The meeting underscored the pivotal role of collaboration among key stakeholders in driving the decarbonization, digitalization, and growth agenda within the maritime industry.

Both ABP and MPA recognized the importance of harnessing synergies between the maritime and port ecosystems of the UK and Singapore. The discussions emphasized the need for concerted efforts to support sustainable maritime transport, aligning with global environmental objectives.

“It was great to welcome Chief Executive Teo Eng Dih and his colleagues to the Port of Southampton, the UK’s number 1 port for deep sea trade. We’re committed to driving progress in sustainability, as evidenced by our leading position as the UK’s first significant shore-power provider. Partnership between ports and with governments will be key in driving real change and today’s discussions between ourselves and MPA set a great foundation for sustainable maritime trade between our two ports,” Alastair Welch, ABP’s Regional Director for Southampton said.

“MPA thanks ABP for its hospitality. There is a strong base of collaboration between the UK and Singapore in maritime. Today’s discussion between the Port of Southampton, UK stakeholders and MPA was a good opportunity for us to address common challenges, learn from each other and exchange views on maritime decarbonisation and digitalisation. I look forward to a strong partnership in developing cost-effective solutions for the international shipping community,” Teo Eng Dih, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, said.

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