Singaporean Government supports ChartDesk as an innovation solution reducing costs and driving productivity.
If you are a Ship Agency and based in Singapore you are eligible.
ChartDesk is a solution that drives cost savings and productivity. These are 2 very important elements for any organization in the Shipping industry. ChartDesk is proud to be recognized by the Singaporean Government as a top notch solution that helps organizations to work smarter in the digital space.
ChartDesk falls under the Sea Transport Industry Digital Plan (IDP) from the Singapore Government and 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 70% of the investment. 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 designed to enable collaboration among commercial ship operation teams & port agencies. This software-as-a-service solution eliminates the challenges of sharing a common mailbox among a group of people and 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 digitalization for delivering operational efficiency and cost savings for your organization.
If your organization is a Ship Agency and based in Singapore, it is eligible for 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, 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.