PSA INVESTS IN 22 NEW AUTOMATED GUIDED VEHICLES AS PART OF FUTURE PORT DEVELOPMENT

Tuesday, July 05, 2016
As part of continued efforts in testing and developing advanced port technologies, PSA
Singapore (PSA) has invested in 22 new Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) for its
container terminals, bringing the fleet to 30 units.
Operating 24/7, the AGVs will be used to transport containers between the quay side and
the container yard completely without human drivers. Delivery is expected in the second
quarter of 2017, and the new units will join the existing eight hybrid-powered AGVs
operating at Pasir Panjang Terminal.
Emphasising PSA's commitment to sustainable business and green port technologies, the
new AGVs will be battery-powered for zero-emission operations in the port area. Utilising
state-of-the-art navigation systems, these AGVs will be seamlessly integrated with the
existing AGV system as part of on-going initiatives to develop port technology solutions for
the future automated Tuas Terminal.


Mr Ong Kim Pong, Regional CEO Southeast Asia at PSA International, said, "Investing in
advanced port technologies remains a key element in PSA's development of our terminals
in Singapore to meet the challenges of growing consolidation and mega-alliances calling
at our port. These new fully electric AGVs underline PSA's commitment towards ensuring
an environmentally friendly port, as well as to enhance the skills of our people in managing
these technologies. We look forward to seeing the results of the progress being made by
our teams in preparing PSA for the consolidation of container operations at the future Tuas
Terminal."
Of the 22 new units, 18 are being delivered by Finland-based Cargotec CHS, 2 by Francebased
Gaussin Manugistique, and 2 by Japan-based Toyota Industries. Microvast Power
Systems will provide the battery systems for all of the AGVs on order. To facilitate battery
charging during operations, PSA has awarded the contract to supply 3 automated DC
charging stations to Singapore-based New Resource Technology.
About PSA Corporation Limited (PSA)
PSA Corporation, a fully-owned subsidiary of PSA International, operates the world's
largest container transhipment hub in Singapore, linking shippers to an excellent network
of major shipping lines with connections to 600 ports globally. Shippers have access to
daily sailings to every major port in the world at this mega hub. Its excellence in port 
operations has consistently been recognised by the shipping community. In 2016, it was
voted the "Best Container Terminal (Asia)" at the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply
Chain Awards. PSA Singapore Terminals handled 30.62 million TEUs of containers in
2015.

Source credit: PSA Corp

 
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