PSA International has released a video showcasing how it aims to turn the Tuas Port in the center of the global supply chain by incorporating state-of-the-art technology.
The ultimate objective of the plan is to turn Tuas into the biggest port in the world, with an annual capacity of approximately 65 million TEUs by 2030.
According to PSA’s video, automation and robotics systems will be the key driver behind all wharf and yard activities at Tuas Port, with unmanned vehicles transporting containers from vessels and into the hinterland.
This technology will be controlled by Tuas’ all-in-one operations center, which will see crane operators become remote equipment specialists, monitoring and working in the comfort of an office environment.
Plans also include the use of drones to perform tasks that were once completed by people, particularly those at great heights, such as repairs and fault assessments, which PSA says will create a safer working environment.
Autonomous truck platooning and the next generation gate systems will also ease incoming and outgoing traffic, increasing efficiency and improving the port’s overall performance.
As well as that, mobile and facial recognition technology will allow supply chain stakeholders to track cargo and relay data, increasing collaboration and overall visibility.
On June 28, 2019, PTI reported how PSA had appointed telecommunications specialists M1 and Singtel to conduct 5G trials and develop smart technology operations.