PSA Singapore (PSA) is taking a multicloud approach using Dell Technologies solutions to revolutionise port operations and create an intelligent logistics ecosystem that helps PSA enhance operational efficiency and boost capabilities for handling massive cargo volumes.
With Dell, PSA is transforming Tuas Port to be coming the world’s largest fully automated, intelligent and sustainable port by the 2040s.
The partnership with Dell is expected to help increase the port’s handling capacity to 65 million units, almost doubling the volume of 37 million units handled in 2022.
Central to this initiative is the need for a modernised and sustainable supply chain that can cater to high-performance processing needs, for tasks such as big data analytics.
Dell supported PSA with the integration of a multicloud foundation which plays a crucial role in expediting cargo’s time-to-market and helps PSA seamlessly navigate the complexities of modern logistics.
The company also advances PSA’s ambition to establish an ecosystem of communities connected with interoperability through a global “Internet of Logistics” (IoL) initiative. Companies within the ecosystem will then be able to share applications and data services seamlessly.
Andy Sim, Dell VP and managing director in Singapore, said that Singapore is becoming a pivotal ocean-air freight hub and is paving the way for expanded route options for shipping companies worldwide.
The technological backbone of PSA’s initiative is an array of solutions from Dell, which is also collaborating with partners such as VMware to design a software-defined data centre (SDDC) with multicloud capabilities for PSA.
The integrated solution increases the flexibility and scalability of PSA’s IT infrastructure. With more configurations and all-flash nodes, it not only doubles the storage capacity, but also leverages data to support a wide range of applications including AI driven ones.
Some of these workloads include hands free container loading and unloading, the analysis of port traffic trends, as well as the ability to predict vessel movements and detect congestion hotspots in Singapore’s waters.
Under this partnership, PSA is equipped with centralised, on-demand access to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) options applicable with VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF), Dell Unity XT and Dell PowerScale storage solutions.
Sim said PSA employees can now deploy PaaS and SaaS with unprecedented ease regardless of location and gain increased insights.
“By working closely alongside technology partners such as Dell Technologies, PSA aims to create an ecosystem of connected logistical operational platforms, enabling plug-and-play exchange and interoperability among our logistics and supply chain partners.” said Sriram Ramanujam, assistant VP at PSA.