Singapore has one of the world’s busiest hub port and waterways, hosting more than 1000 vessels at any one time. Vessels would call at pilot boarding grounds to pick up pilots, where the slowing down and speeding up maneuvers may cause traffic conflicts and navigational risks, especially during the peak hours.
SimPlus has joined the ST Electronics to work on an innovative project to assess the technology readiness for remote pilotage. SimPlus licensed its Vessel Traffic Simulation System (VTSS) for the simulation of vessel traffic movement, and congestion / risk prediction based on the vessels’ passage plans. VTSS comes with a machine learning engine that captures past and real-time data for vessel routing prediction. It has accumulated millions of historical movement records and established realistic trajectories for different vessel types in the Port.
The project is run under MPA’s Living Lab facility. MPA Living Lab provides a technology partnership platform, with sufficient scale and real operating conditions in the port of Singapore, that technology providers and industry partners can plug into for the co-development and piloting of innovations.