International collaboration to co-create standards for smart ports

We have signed a Mamorandum of Understanding on Forming an International Research Alliance.

The Overseas Coastal Area Development Institute of Japan, Center for Research on International Port Policy, Port and Airport Technology Research Institute, and the Japan Association of Cargo-Handling Machinery Systems together with the National University of Singapore, the Singapore Maritime Institute of Singapore, institutes and universities in Australia, China, Germany, South Korea, and the Netherlands have signed a memorandum to launch a research alliance aimed at creating international standards for smart ports.
Members of this research alliance will collaborate, create and adopt a set of software application descriptive language standards known as PortML (Port Make-up Language) for information sharing among port stakeholders. This will enable us to develop innovative digital twin technologies and enhance the international competitiveness of ports and maritime personnel.

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