PSA invests in 22 new automated guided vehicles
PSA Singapore (PSA) has invested in 22 new Automated Guided Vehicle s (AGV) for its container terminals , bringing the fleet to 30 units, the company said in its press release. 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 AGV s 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 b e seamlessly integrated with the existing AGV system as part of on - going initiatives to develop port technology solutions for the future automated Tuas Terminal.
Of the 22 new units, 18 are being delivered by Finland - based Cargotec CHS, 2 by France - based 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 a utomated 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 2 operations has consistently been recognised by the shipping community. In 2016 , it was voted the “Best Container Terminal (Asia)” at the Asian Freight, Logistics an d Supply Chain Awards. PSA Singapore Terminals handled 30.62 million TEUs of containers in 2015.