PSA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore University of Technology of Design (SUTD) to develop talent for the future Tuas mega port.
The new port is expected to utilise big data, and leverage automation technologies and smart systems with the goal to raise terminal productivity and service quality.
PSA, by contributing port related content to the SUTD curriculum, aims to build students’ knowledge in smart technologies and systems and increase their ability to manage complex ecosystems at the Tuas Port.
Ong Kim Pong, regional CEO of Southeast Asia at PSA International said: “Jobs are being redesigned, and we are building the competencies needed to reinforce our digital readiness. PSA values SUTD’s strength in combining design thinking and technology, and nurturing technologically-grounded innovators.”
The terminal operator and SUTD will also work to build a talent pipeline to support PSA’s extensive network of ICT infrastructure, which supports port operations.
PSA has also offered internship opportunities to SUTD students to help them learn and apply engineering principles, info-communications and security, and data science knowledge to port operations and equipment.
SUTD’s president, Professor Chong Tow Chong, said: “SUTD’s strategic partnership with PSA will not only offer our students valuable hands-on experience in the actual global port environment, but also encourage the free flow of information, ideas and innovation between both organisations.
“Together, we look forward to forging new frontiers for the maritime sector and innovate new processes that are applicable to the industry’s needs.”