13 Apr '11, 2am

MPA, PSA to collaborate on technology research

MPA, PSA to collaborate on technology research

SINGAPORE: The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and port operator PSA Corp are joining hands to research and test bed new technologies for future container terminals. Areas of focus under the five-year Port Technology Research and Development Programme include green port technologies. MPA will fund the programme with up to S$10 million over five years from the Maritime Innovation and Technology Fund (MINT Fund). PSA, together with local institutes of higher learning and other industry partners will provide co-funding and in-kind resources of up to S$10 million over the same period. A key project to be undertaken by PSA under the new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is the development of Automated Guided Vehicles which will reduce manpower and improve port productivity. PSA will also develop more intelligent systems that will streamline port planning processe...

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