Aligned to the Sea Transport Industry Transformation Map (ITM), the Sea Transport Industry Digital Plan (IDP) is part of the SMEs Go Digital programme which aims to make going digital simple for SMEs. The Sea Transport IDP provides a step-by-step guide on the digital solutions local SMEs in the Sea Transport industry can adopt at each stage of their growth.

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), in partnership with the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore and the industry, has jointly developed the Sea Transport IDP. The IDP will continue to be updated over time as the industry progresses and newer, more relevant technologies are introduced.

Who is it for

Local SMEs in the following sub-sectors within the Sea Transport industry:

  • Bunkering
  • Harbour Craft
  • Ship Agency


The IDP provides a step-by-step guide on the digital solutions to adopt at each stage of your growth. For a start, you can use the IDP to find out if your business is digital-ready.

Digital Roadmap

Advisory and Consultancy

  • Basic Advisory
    To get a more comprehensive review of your business, you can approach the SME Centre business advisors for free business diagnosis and advisory on digital solutions relevant to your operations.

  • Specialist Consultancy
    SMEs requiring specialist consultancy on more advanced digital solutions will be referred by the SME Centre business advisors to Principal Consultants at the SME Digital Tech Hub.

Pre-Approved Solutions

To make it easy for SMEs to adopt digital solutions recommended in the Sea Transport IDP, IMDA provides a list of pre-approved solutions assessed to be market-proven, cost-effective and supported by reliable vendors. SMEs can visit the MPA website to contact solution providers to purchase and implement digital solutions, with support under the Sea Transport IDP Grant.


Send us your feedback on the IDPs, in this form (269.64KB) (best viewed in Microsoft Word) to info@imda.gov.sg.

Last updated on: 26 Jul 2021