7 proposals shortlisted for US$1 million Next Generation Container Port Challenge

Seven proposals have been shortlisted for the Next Generation Container Port (NGCP) Challenge and will be considered for the US$1 million top prize by an international judging panel.


The seven proposals were shortlisted from a total of 56 submissions from 25 countries. The seven shortlisted teams are as follow:

S/N Team Name
1. Cogent Holdings Limited – AC Consortium Pte Ltd – Engineers Partnership LLP – E S Tang Consultants
2. Jurong Consultants
3. Moffatt & Nichol – National University of Singapore – NDI Automation – Yagertec System Solutions (S) Pte Ltd
4. Nanyang Technological University – APL Co Ltd – Fraunhofer IDM@NTU – Kalmar – VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
5. Nanyang Technological University
6. National Sun Yat-sun University – Port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan International Ports Co,. LTD – Taiwan International Ports Co,. LTD – LUP International Co., LTD – National Taiwan Ocean University – 3fp LandscapeAtelier Pte Ltd – Chi Architects & Associate
7. National University of Singapore – Shanghai Maritime University – Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Limited


The NGCP Challenge was launched in April 2012 during the 7th Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) and closed on 31 December 2012. Jointly organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI), the NGCP Challenge seeks to identify innovative and breakthrough ideas on how to plan, design and operate the next generation of container ports that exemplify performance, productivity and sustainability. In addition to the top prize of US$1 million, commendation awards of US$100,000 each may also be awarded to deserving proposals. Up to S$5 million has also been set aside for further research and development of worthy concepts arising from the Challenge.


Shortlisted teams will be presenting their proposals to an international judging panel in early April 2013. The international judging panel, chaired by Mr Teo Siong Seng, Chairman, SMI, comprises representatives from Singapore government agencies and the maritime industry.

Members of the international judging panel are:

S/N Name Designation Organisation
1. Mr Teo Siong Seng
(Chair of judging panel)
Chairman Singapore Maritime Institute
2. Mr Lam Yi Young Chief Executive Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
3. Mr Kelvin Wong Executive Director, Logistics, Professional Services and International Organisation Programme Economic Development Board
4. Prof Lui Pao Chuen Advisor National Research Foundation
5. Mr Kenichi Kuroya Previous President “K” Line Group
6. Mr Tan Puay Hin Regional CEO (Southeast Asia) PSA International Pte Ltd
7. Mr Ronald Widdows Chief Executive Officer Rickmers Holding


The shortlisted proposals will be exhibited at Sea Asia, booth J16, from 9 to 11 April at Marina Bay Sands.


The NGCP Challenge will come to an exciting close at the prestigious Singapore International Maritime Awards (IMA), held in conjunction with SMW 2013, on 11 April, where the results will be announced and the prizes awarded.

Jointly issued by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and the Singapore Maritime Institute.

About the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was established on 2 February 1996, with the mission to develop Singapore as a premier global hub port and international maritime centre (IMC), and to advance and safeguard Singapore’s strategic maritime interests. MPA is the driving force behind Singapore’s port and maritime development, taking on the roles of Port Authority, Port Regulator, Port Planner, IMC Champion, and National Maritime Representative. MPA partners the industry and other agencies to enhance safety, security and environmental protection in our port waters, facilitate port operations and growth, expand the cluster of maritime ancillary services, and promote maritime R&D and manpower development.

About the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI)

The Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) is a joint effort by the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA), the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). Established in Jan 2011, the mission of the SMI is to make a difference through world-class R&D, training & education and thought leadership in policy formulation for the maritime industry. The SMI aims to develop and pursue strategies and programmes in order to further enhance the development of the maritime industry. Key focus areas of the SMI include sectors such as shipping, port and maritime services as well as offshore and marine engineering.
SMI will partner with both the Institutes of Higher Learning and the Research Institutions under A*STAR to work closely with the industry to develop and grow the industry through knowledge and innovation. SMI will work towards attracting renowned academics and researchers to base in Singapore and groom the next generation of local maritime talent to meet the needs of the industry.

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