The hub will be run by GTT’s local subsidiaries: Ascenz Solutions Pte Ltd and GTT South East Asia Pte Ltd. It will specialise in maritime business process digitalisation, smart shipping and smart ports. Products, solutions and services developed in Singapore will be deployed worldwide through GTT’s specialised entities. The hub will also support GTT in its own digital transformation.
According to the statement, the GTT Digital Hub aims to help shipping players decrease costs, mitigate risks, improve operational efficiency, implement compliance and sustainability programs, and encourage data-driven collaboration.
Linda Sein, Executive Director, Investment Facilitation, Singapore Economic Development Board, said: “GTT’s plan to set up its Digital Hub of Excellence is in line with Singapore’s Marine & Offshore Engineering (M&OE) Industry Transformation Map (ITM) to improve productivity and capture long term growth opportunities with the use of digital technologies. Once fully operational, we believe that the hub will enhance Singapore’s M&OE ecosystem and, in the process create good job opportunities for Singaporeans to gain new valuable and practical experience.”
Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT, added: “This is an exciting new phase for us. The Digital Hub will contribute to accelerate the Group's digital transformation. In addition to LNG as fuel, a market in which GTT intends to grow, the digital services will enable us to explore new paths and deliver differentiating value to new segments within the shipping industry.”
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