Innovation & Change

Open Innovation, Solutions Lab & Culture of Innovation

Partnerships & Open innovation

Hafnia partners with both early-stage and mature start-ups to accelerate our problem statements to innovative solutions rapidly. We are part of various accelerators and we scout start-ups on a regular basis depending on our business needs. With early stage start-ups we assist in product validation and testing while with mature start-ups we are looking for conducting rapid POC’s and ability to scale up solutions.


We are always looking for new ideas

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      Open Innovation

      Adaptive Surface Technologies and Hafnia Partner for Vessel Testing Anti-Biofouling Marine Coating

      Sep 15 - 2020

      Hafnia will partner with Adaptive Surface Technologies, Inc. (AST), a Cambridge, MA-based industrial technology company that produces the SLIPS® line of materials and coatings used for a wide range of industrial, marine, and medical repellency applications, for on-vessel tests of its Foul Protect™ line of marine coatings.

      AST’s SLIPS® Foul Protect™ is an entirely new kind of marine bottom paint for vessels of all sizes, that solves the persistent problem of biofouling. It creates an ultra-smooth, slippery surface that deters attachment of hard fouling. Unlike many existing marine paints on the market today, SLIPS® Foul Protect™ does not contain any biocides and is environmentally friendly. Reducing drag through both the reduction of biofouling growth and the coatings’ smooth surface leads to the lowest fuel costs in operation and lowest carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

      Hafnia’s commitment to decarbonizing shipping via novel technology adoption makes it a natural partner for AST in what historically has been a conservative industry. AST was shortlisted through Rainmaking’s Decarbonizing Shipping innovation program; Hafnia was a launch partner for the program and AST was selected as a finalist through a competitive process. For more information Adaptive Surface Technologies and its products, please visit

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      Enhancing Safety & Security at Sea

      Jun 09 - 2020

      C-LOG is a Singapore based tech start-up with a mission to enhance the security, safety and wellbeing of seafarers. C-LOG strives for a new international maritime industry standard for seafarers’ identity and credentials. One that is transparent, secure and open. The new partnership between BW, Hafnia & C-LOG is focused on digital crew certificates and documents. The partnership aims to simplify the authentication of certificates, reduce workload for ship owners and managers through interfaces with crew management software and address various challenges with GDPR compliance.

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      Drone Delivery Coming Your Way

      Jun 09 - 2020

      Hafnia is currently running tests with drone service provider F-drones, to deliver goods to vessels anchored in Singapore. Once the test phase is completed, F-drones will enable Hafnia to rely less on the use of boats to deliver smaller loads to vessels, and thereby reduce CO2 emissions with every trip.

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      Hafnia’s participation in MPA’s MINT fund

      Aug 19 - 2020

      MPA’s $250 million Maritime Innovation and Technology (MINT) Fund was set up to develop Singapore as a centre of excellence for maritime R&D and technology solutions. In 2020, MPA and Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) have launched an open call for Joint/Collaborative Industry Projects (JIP) to encourage the technology community, maritime stakeholders and adjacent sectors to forge innovation partnerships.

      The program invites interested technology developers in collaboration with maritime stakeholders to submit proposals and lead the JIP execution. After careful evaluation among the partners who reached out to us, Hafnia has selected  to participate in four JIP categories under the MINT program, with start-ups and partners who are creating break-through solutions in Remote Inspection, Digitizing Ship Supplies as well as better Port Orchestration.

      Hafnia will provide time and resources to develop and test the prototypes and also look for wider applications of the technologies in our fleet.

      “We are excited to be part of this initiative from MPA and looking forward to what the partners will come up in the coming months. We have already started providing information and assisting certain early movers to validate their concepts with us in this regard”
      – Shanker Pillai

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      Hafnia & Rainmaking

      Jun 09 - 2020

      Hafnia was one of the early members of the Rainmaking Decarb Program. We feel aligning innovation with our sustainability goals is the best way to create tangible results for the maritime industry. As one of the largest product tanker companies in the world, Hafnia is uniquely positioned to make a difference in the decarbonization journey. Moreover, as part of Hafnia’s on-going focus on CO2 reduction, Hafnia has joined Rainmaking and more than ten other industry partners to collaborate on solutions to decarbonize the maritime industry. The ‘Trade with Impact’ program scouts thousands of start-ups active in the areas of sustainable innovation and runs pilots for promising ideas. In this way, we deliver on our promise to be a trusted partner for the businesses and communities we serve. You can find out more here:

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      Hafnia & MPA

      Jun 09 - 2020

      The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore is one of the leading catalysts for innovation in Asia. Hafnia is proud to be part of this circle of digital innovators known as the CDO Network. The CDO Network will work closely with the MPA to develop a roadmap that champions digital and innovation strategies within the organization. The network will also embark on digitalization and innovation projects with students, start-ups, maritime technology companies, and the wider R&D community, as well as enable digital and workforce transformation within the organization.

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