Tuas Mega Port will be the largest fully-automated terminal in the world.

Tuas Mega Port will be the largest fully-automated terminal in the world.

Tuas Mega Port will be the largest fully-automated terminal in the world.

Image credit: MPA

At PSA’s Pasir Panjang Terminal, there are currently about 200 automated yard cranes – the world’s largest fleet. When the Tuas Mega Port is fully completed – it will rise to almost 1000. It will also handle 65 million TEUs – which is almost double of our current capacity!

“Tuas, when it’s fully developed, is going to be the single largest fully-automated terminal in the world.”

Mr Nelson Quek, PSA Singapore’s head of Tuas planning

Port development plays a crucial role in creating a world leading maritime hub and gaining a competitive edge regionally, which is why Singapore remains committed to investing in port infrastructure. The Tuas mega port is a major milestone in Singapore’s next-generation container terminal development.

What will we see at the Tuas Mega Port?

Some key innovations will include:

  1. Unmanned vehicles such as automated yard cranes, drones, data analytics and driverless trucks for port transport
  2. Port waters will also be managed using next generation port operation systems
  3. Next Generation Vessel Traffic Management System will help with early detection of hot spots and advising the best route for vessels to reach the berths safely and efficiently without congesting the port
Infographic credit: Civil Service College Singapore

Precision and speed that comes with automated technologies will not only help in increasing the productivity of a tight labour market, but also contribute to enhancing the safety and security of Singapore’s port waters.

Are you interested to find out more about Logistics and the Supply Chain industry? Come on down to the Singapore Logistics Carnival on 6 Oct 2018 to learn more!

Logistics & Cranes Carnival 2018

Source(s): ChannelNewsAsia, Civil Service College

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