Port operator PSA Singapore has teamed up with Envision Digital International for development in the field of engineering, technology, artificial intelligence and internet of things (AIoT).

Under the memorandum of understanding, both partners will share know-how and transfer capability in these fields.

Additionally, they will exchange knowledge about industry concepts, systems, technical architectures and case studies with an aim to develop an intelligent and sustainable port.

PSA and Envision will also exchange expertise on application knowledge in AIoT and engage in ESnet network operating system (ENOS) training.

EnOS is an AIoT operating system developed by Envision. Currently, it connects and manages more than 60 million smart devices and over 100GW of energy assets globally.

PSA International group CEO Tan Chong Meng said: “PSA is excited to collaborate with and learn from like-minded and innovative partners such as Envision, to add valuable breadth and depth to both our companies’ fields of expertise.

“In particular, we hope to grow new capabilities and leverage leading-edge technologies towards the creation of intelligent and energy-efficient port systems, enabling us to excel in energy sustainability, while in pursuit of our goal for greater supply chain orchestration.”

Envision Group CEO Zhang Lei said: “We are very honoured to sign this MoU with PSA to develop capabilities on smart ports and smart energy using our flagship AIoT operating system, the EnOS and PSA’s rich domain knowledge. We will work together with PSA to develop new capabilities and create new business opportunities.”

PSA Singapore, a wholly owned subsidiary of PSA International, manages one of the world’s largest container transhipment hubs in Singapore. It handled over 36.31 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2018.

With flagship operations in Singapore and Antwerp, PSA International’s portfolio includes a network of more than 50 coastal, rail and inland terminals in 18 countries.