Jointly established by the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2018, C4NGP is an S$18 million Research Centre of Excellence to help Singapore's maritime and port industries to develop innovative capabilities and enhance their global competitiveness. C4NGP aims to be a global leading Research Centre in modelling, simulation, and optimisation of next generation ports and maritime systems collaborating closely with companies in Singapore’s maritime and port sectors to improve their technical know-how, efficiency and productivity, contributing to Singapore’s economic development and society. C4NGP is housed in NUS, under the Faculty of Engineering. Our Mission is to: Conduct state-of-the-art research in next generation ports, and their interactions with the surrounding ecosystem, to bring about significant impact on Research & Business Development activities contributing to Singapore’s economic development and society; To be a leader globally recognised for its port research in the international port community; To translate research results into innovations and commercialisation.
Launched in July 2015, the Centre for Next Generation Logistics (C4NGL) is a collaboration between the United States Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) and the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management (ISEM), National University of Singapore (NUS). The Centre has research expertise in simulation modelling and optimization, with a focus on but not limited to the logistics and supply chain management (SCM) industries. C4NGL aims to deliver leading-edge systems design, research and developmental capabilities in general business; logistics and SCM; and engineering related industries for Singapore, Asia and beyond.
The Centre for Maritime Studies is a National University of Singapore (NUS) Research Centre specializing in maritime affairs. Launched on June 29th 2005, the Centre responds to the need to pool resources together to embark on forward-looking research, capitalising on global trade trends in Singapore and the world. CMS undertakes research in areas of relevance to the industry. In addition, CMS provides consultancy services on specific matters on demand. Supported by donations from the maritime community and co-funded by NUS, CMS’s mission are: Interact with industry, organising seminars, industry workshops, executive programmes and conferences.
Launched in October 2017, Maritime Energy & Sustainable Development Centre of Excellence (MESD CoE) is jointly funded by Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU). As the first maritime Research Centre supported by SMI, MESD will be a continual effort to deepen Singapore’s maritime R&D capability and Maritime Singapore’s position as a global maritime knowledge and innovation hub to support Singapore’s strategic maritime needs. With the focus on future port and shipping applications, MESD CoE aims to develop innovative and sustainable solutions by working closely with all the key stakeholders within the maritime cluster. The scope of MESD CoE is divided into three major components: i) enabling maritime R&D as a career option, ii) providing manpower development, and iii) achieving research excellence.