Cleveland Cascades LtdViganBühler GmbHCimbriaPort of Vancouver USAPort of Stockton
  • Bühler GmbH
  • Port of Vancouver USA
  • Sailors Society
  • Port of South Louisiana
  • TOC Events
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd

Pioneering SSA project to transform registries

(Posted on 15/10/19)

Confirming Singapore’s position as an international hub for innovation, the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) is working with the world’s largest business organisation, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and pioneering Singapore tech start-up Perlin, to build an advanced digital blockchain ship registration preparation system for international adoption.

Called the International E-Registry of Ships (IERS), it is an entirely new digital blockchain-based solution to streamline, standardize and drastically improve the currently laborious ship registration and renewal process. Immediate advantages will include very significant reductions in operating costs, timing required, human error and fraud.

“The Singapore flag is already a nexus for global maritime trade and innovation. The Singapore Shipping Association has been actively encouraging and promoting the adoption of new technologies to navigate the future of shipping. This opportunity to collaborate with the ICC and Perlin to co-create the world’s first blockchain system for preparation of ship registration not only brings solid efficiency gains and cost savings for our members but also the wider global maritime community,” said Steen Brodsgaard Lund, SSA Council Member and Chairman of the Digital Transformation Committee.

Singapore is the fifth largest registry in the world with a fleet of around 4,500 ships amounting to 91 million gross tons. Such collaboration may have the potential to improve the efficiency of the ship registration process for the Singapore flag, which is currently done via the Marinet web portal. Such a solution will also benefit other ship registries who are using manual and paper-based processes.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is supporting this industry-led initiative through knowledge sharing of the IERS ship registration process and exploration of an open Application Programming Interface (API) interface in the registration process.

“MPA is heartened that SSA is galvanising the maritime industry to come together to leverage relevant technologies to streamline the preparation process in ship registration. We are happy to show our support to such initiatives which can bring greater efficiencies to the shipping industry,” said Ms Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of the Marine and Port Authority of Singapore.

Essentially, the IERS will be powered by Perlin’s pioneering Wavelet Protocol to create a blockchain E-register powered by self-executing smart contracts, a streamlined relationship management platform, and vastly simplified data entry user systems. Automated document checking and API integration from trusted data sources will also render inefficient manual systems currently used effectively obsolete.

“As a blockchain company focused on harnessing positive technological disruption, we are greatly honoured to be working with key partners like the ICC, MPA, SSA, and shipping companies to ensure Singapore remains at the forefront of digital innovation in port and maritime infrastructure. Using our pioneering Wavelet Protocol, the most performant public blockchain in the world, we can make the new IERS a world standard for best practice,” explained Dorjee Sun, Chief Executive Officer of Perlin.

Once successfully implemented in Singapore, the ICC will provide active and ongoing support for global adoption of the IERS standards, systems and technology developed by Perlin among its vast international network of members, affiliated chambers and other business networks. The ICC will also assist with the submission of Singapore’s IERS in all international government tenders.

Latest News

Star Bulk grows fleet with kamsarmax acquisitions

(Posted on 05/03/21)

Star Bulk Carriers Corp., a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes... Read more


Damen launches Financial Services division

(Posted on 05/03/21)

As of April 1, 2021, Damen Shipyards Group will start a specialised Financial Services division. This... Read more


ClassNK releases new software

(Posted on 05/03/21)

Leading Classification Society ClassNK has released the latest version of its design support software... Read more


WSC strengthens in Asia and USA

(Posted on 05/03/21)

To support its growing scope of activities across the globe, the World Shipping Council (WSC) has added... Read more


Danica welcomes Russian seafarer vaccination

(Posted on 01/03/21)

Russia has now recognised seafarers as keyworkers and begun giving them Covid-19 vaccinations as a priority... Read more


DNV GL joins Smart Maritime Network

(Posted on 01/03/21)

DNV GL, the world’s leading classification society, has joined the Smart Maritime Network, an... Read more


Strong results for resilient Algoma

(Posted on 26/02/21)

Algoma Central Corporation, is reporting very strong financial results for 2020, a year in which a global... Read more


North posts solid renewal results

(Posted on 24/02/21)

North P&I Club has reported continuing growth in its diversified business lines and solid progress... Read more


Britannia P&I launches B Korea

(Posted on 24/02/21)

Britannia P&I will officially launch B Korea P&I Correspondent Co., Ltd. (‘B Korea&rsquo... Read more


Fleet to be part of climate change solution

(Posted on 22/02/21)

To embed action on environmental sustainability and biodiversity, Fleet Management (FLEET) has teamed... Read more


TOC EventsThe Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology Port of South LouisianaSailors SocietyTelestackTBA Group
  • Port of Stockton
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • Cimbria

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping