The Industry Digital Plan (IDP) is part of the SMEs Go Digital Programme that helps to make going digital simple for SMEs.
ChartDesk is one of the innovative solutions to drive productivity and adoption of digital soltuions.
If you are a Ship Agency and based in Singapore you could be eligible.
ChartDesk is a solution that drives team collaboration and productivity. These are 2 very important elements for any organization in the Shipping industry. ChartDesk is proud to be a pre-approved solution under this programme to help commercial shipping teams work smarter in the digital age.
ChartDesk is a pre-approved solution under the Sea Transport Industry Digital Plan (IDP) from the Singapore Government. It is a joint initiative with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and Skills Future Singapore (SSG), as part of the SME Go Digital Program that makes going digital simple for SMEs. It provides SMEs with an easy-to-use, step-by-step guide to support them in the adoption of digital solutions.
Going through a Digital Transformation will result in more efficiency and lower costs. Nevertheless, the first few steps of this transformation will result in startup costs.
This is why the Singaporean Government will support this type of innovation by subsidizing up to 70% of the cost. This applies to ship agencies. Shipbrokers, shipowners are not eligible.
The formal description of ChartDesk within the program is as follows:
Team collaboration made easy.
ChartDesk is an innovative software as SaaS. It is designed to enable collaboration among commercial ship operation teams & port agencies. Therefore, this software-as-a-service solution eliminates the challenges of sharing a common mailbox among a group of people. Therefore it satisfies the rigorous business requirements for searching and storing long term archival of huge volumes of emails. By integrating some of the most commonly used tools like a vessel database and AIS functionalities, ChartDesk is the ideal first step towards digitization. The net result is delivering operational efficiency and cost savings for your organization.
If your organization is a Ship Agency and based in Singapore, you could be eligible for up to 70% subsidized support on ChartDesk solutions.
About the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was established on 2 February 1996. It’s 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.