New automated cranes on trial at Pasir Panjang Terminal, in boost for Singapore’s port hub ambitions
New automated cranes and vehicles are on trial at the Pasir Panjang Terminal and can boost productivity substantially, potentially bolstering Singapore’s status as a port hub. Port and terminal operator, PSA Singapore, introduced details of the automated machines to Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan and the media during a briefing at Pasir Panjang Terminal Building 3 on Monday (July 23). Under the new Automated Quay Crane system, part of the process of moving containers, from a vessel to a prime mover for example, can be done automatically. But a worker still needs to use a joystick to load and unload containers onto the vessels and vehicles for now, though engineers are working to make the whole process automated with only minimal human supervision needed. Mr Eddy Ng, managing director of Singapore Terminals 2, which includes the Pasir Panjang Terminals, said: “Technology has revolutionised and transformed PSA and the broader maritime and ports industry. What used to be a lot more labour-intensive has now been refreshed by automation and digital capabilities and new technologies.”
Singapore Supports Pilot Trial Of Drones For Trial Maritime Delivery
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is pleased to support Wilhelmsen Ship Service and Airbus in their pilot trial of deliveries from shore to vessels anchored off the coast with an unmanned aerial system (UAS), in the second half of 2018. Wilhelmsen Ship Service and Airbus announced on 5 June 2018 that they will be collaborating on an experimental project to deliver spare parts, documents, water test kits and 3D printed consumables via Airbus’ Skyways UAS to vessels at Singapore’s anchorage. This trial is a culmination of over a year of planning and collaboration between the two companies, with support from the MPA. Please refer to Annexes for the companies’ releases.
Boskalis receives EUR 300 million Letter of Award for Singapore Finger Pier 3 development
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has received a Letter of Award from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) for the port development project Tuas Terminal Phase II in Singapore, also referred to as Tuas Terminal Finger Pier 3. The contract value for the consortium, including Penta Ocean Construction Company and Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company, is approximately SGD 1.46 billion. Boskalis' share in the consortium is 30% with a corresponding contract value of approximately EUR 300 million. The contract is expected to be finalized in the next few weeks after the Chinese New Year. The Tuas Terminal Phase II development is a part of the Tuas Port project and includes the design and construction of 387 hectares of land reclamation works bounded by 9.1 kilometers of caisson walls. The nearly 30 meter high caissons designed for this project will be amongst the largest ever used in the world.Upload News