In his National Day Rally speech, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong declared that once fully completed in 20 years’ time, the Tuas Port will be the world’s largest automated.
The aim is to make Singapore a leading global player in the maritime space said, Lee. Once completed the port can handle 65 million TEUs per annum which is doudle the capacity being handled today.
The new port is automated and digitalised, and uses artificial intelligence to coordinate operations more seamlessly, like vessel traffic management and port clearance. Instead of trucks with drivers, the new port deploys a fleet of driverless automated guided vehicles, said Lee.
PSA the port manager will deploy a private 5G network to support 5G-enabled automated guided vehicles and automated cranes at Tuas Port and the current Pasir Panjang Terminal said MOT in the factsheet.
It is also exploring the future use of 5G in cargo handling operations, the factsheet read. The container port operator aims for Tuas Port to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, said the Transport Ministry.
During the pandemic, Singapore handled a record high of 37.5 million TEUs in 2021 and kept its position as the world’s busiest transshipment hub