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Singapore port investing in vehicles operated without human drivers

Staff writer |
PSA Singapore has invested in 22 new Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) for its container terminals, bringing the fleet to 30 units.

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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.

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.

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