Singapore’s Mobile Shipping Technology Drive


In a bid to promote the use of fourth-generation mobile technology in the container shipping sector, the Port of Singapore Authority (MPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with mobile communications provider M1 to implement this technology into the Singaporean maritime community to increase productivity.

The Port of Singapore has seen positive performance in February, 2015, when container volumes rose 8% to more than 2.6 million TEU for the month.

As reported by Asia One, Willis Sim, Director of Product Development and Corporate Solutions at M1 said “M1 has invested over US$1.1 billion in our mobile networks since our inception.

“Over the last 12 months, we invested a further $7.3 million and worked with the MPA to identify and resolve any coverage gaps and to enhance the mobile coverage along Singapore's coastal waters and offshore islands.”

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Technology in the form of a global quantum internet could also allow shippers to more easily exchange important information and become better connected within the supply chain.

Mobile phone provider BlackBerry recently announced its plans to introduce a cloud-based initiative entitled the ‘Internet of Things’ platform that would enable shippers to keep track of their freight.

(Source: All Port Cargo Services)

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