Close this search box.

We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

PSA and SUTD developing talent for Singapore’s Smart Port

Young talents in data science, infocomm and engineering who want to brave the seas of Singapore’s future have much to look forward to.

PSA Corporation Limited (PSA) and Singapore University of Technology (SUTD) have signed an MoU to develop the local talent pool, supporting the future growth of the port industry. Plans are on the way to build a future port in Tuas.

Futuristic Tuas Port

Building talent for the next generation is a stepping stone to realising the plans for Tuas Port. To be rolled out in four phases, the Port will house all of Singapore’s port operations. Tuas Port is expected to be in operation in three years’ time. It has been said that its full completion will be in 2040. By then, the Tuas Port’s immense capacity will be able to handle up to 65 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of cargo annually.

Tuas Port will harness big data, and leverage automation technologies and smart systems to raise terminal productivity and service quality.

How to Groom Future Talent

On PSA’s part, the organisation will contribute its knowledge on ports, formulating content for SUTD’s curriculum. The content will help build the competencies required to manage the complex ecosystems which will operate in Tuas Port. Through the course, SUTD’s students will have the necessary exposure and advance their knowledge in smart technologies and systems used in port operations.

Secondly, PSA will collaborate with SUTD to develop a pipeline of talent supporting PSA’s extensive network of ICT infrastructure. The ICT infrastructure is an enabler of port operations.

To this end, PSA has pledged to provide internship opportunities to SUTD students. During the internship period, SUTD students have the opportunity to learn and apply engineering principles, infocommunication and security, and data science knowledge to modern port operations and equipment.

Mr Ong Kim Pong, Regional CEO Southeast Asia, PSA International, said, “PSA has adapted quickly to embark on a journey of embracing evolving technologies including digitalisation, complex designs, and total system thinking efforts that are motivating the rapid changes in the maritime industry. 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 technically-grounded innovators. This timely partnership allows both parties to capitalise on each other’s strengths and PSA is pleased to provide SUTD students with opportunities for practical industry experience and the chance to pursue exciting careers in PSA,” added Mr Ong.

Valuing the partnership’s impact on education and the future of work is Professor Chow Tow Tong, SUTD President. He said, “SUTD’s strategic partnership with PSA will not only offer our student 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.”

The volume of container throughput in Singapore has risen considerably over the years. In 2017, it was 33.7 million TEUs. This is compared to 30.9 million in 2016.

As a futuristic port, there is talk between the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and PSA to explore the use of drones and robots for inspection, repairs and the distribution of spare parts.


Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.


As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.


Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit


SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.


HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 


IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and consulting services provider, helping clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,800 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently, and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity, and service. For more information, visit