The 7th biennial Sea Asia 2019 Conference and Exhibition successfully
concluded today, having seen outstanding visitor engagement with more
than 400 exhibiting companies, as well as highly insightful and thought
provoking conference sessions across the three days.
• Sea Asia maintains its position as Asia’s anchor maritime and offshore
event, attracting companies from all sectors within the industry and from
across the globe.
• The event saw a record 13 national pavilions including new attendees from
Oman, Poland and Turkey.
• A highlight of this year’s event was the Innovation Arena, which showcased
eight start-up companies who are supporting new thinking and innovation
across the industry. During the conference, five MOUs were signed between
six companies, highlighting the increasing collaboration between technology
and maritime companies.
• Singapore’s homegrown maritime solutions firm Claritecs signed four MOUs
with several bunker operators including Sinanju Tankers Holdings, Sentek
Marine & Trading and Global Energy Trading, to testbed the BunkerMaestro
bunker operations scheduling platform. In addition, maritime cybersecurity
company Threatspan signed two MOUs with MarineTraffic and Athena
Dynamics respectively, to establish partnerships as a follow-on from the
PIER71 Smart Port Challenge accelerator programme.
• In addition to the lively and informative sessions, attendees had the
opportunity to hear from leading maritime and technology companies as part
of a comprehensive schedule of seminars, covering topics including
underwater drones, machine learning for cargo flows and remote monitoring
for better crew health.
• Sea Asia 2019 closed this afternoon with the final conference session on
applications of blockchain technology in the maritime industry, where
leaders discussed the practical applications and implementation of
blockchain initiatives to improve productivity.