Singapore’s artificial intelligence strategy: Logistics

Shared data platform to cut wasted trips and waiting time

Enterprise Singapore is rolling out a shared data platform which uses an AI algorithm intelligent enough to make autonomous decisions, such as moving trucks with cargo to the front of a queue to speed up unloading.
Enterprise Singapore is rolling out a shared data platform which uses an AI algorithm intelligent enough to make autonomous decisions, such as moving trucks with cargo to the front of a queue to speed up unloading.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

For the logistics sector, artificial intelligence (AI) is the answer to two problems: wasted trips and waiting in line at the container depot.

Currently, trucks often cannot collect cargo from the sea port due to various reasons, such as the cargo being not ready for collection and the trucks having to leave the port for another assignment. This is an inefficient use of fuel and manpower for trucking companies and unnecessarily drives up operating costs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 02, 2019, with the headline 'Shared data platform to cut wasted trips and waiting time'. Print Edition | Subscribe