During the opening ceremony of the 44th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ports Association meeting, Niam Chang Meng, Chairman of Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, focused on the importance of technology and how it is changing the industry. “Technology is disrupting and transforming the way the port industry operates – we will see more port operations being automated and in the longer term, autonomous surface vessels; changes in the global operating environment with new regulatory requirements will also play a key role in determining our effectiveness. We must address these and other challenges if we want to be relevant and compete with the rest of the world,” said Meng.

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(World Maritime News)