SPC2021 Roadshow: Harbour Tugs Monitoring & Centralisation of Port Regulations

  • calendar08 July, 2021
  • time4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • venueOnline,

Smart Port Challenge 2021 offers 17 innovation opportunities co-created with 21 maritime corporates. This is part of a series of roadshows to allow start-ups to get a better grasp on these opportunities.


Condition Monitoring for Harbour Tugs Equipment

Keppel Smit Towage owns, manages and operates a fleet of 24 tugs exclusively for harbour operations in Singapore. They are in the process of upgrading their Planned Maintenance System (PMS) to generate task lists for scheduled maintenance as determined by the equipment manufacturer. However, scheduled maintenance does not take into consideration the actual usage of the equipment and could lead to pre-mature replacement and cost inefficiencies.

To optimise the use of these equipment, Keppel Smit Towage is looking for a solution to monitor their condition so that maintenance is only carried out when necessary. However, as the average age of their tugs is 15 years old, they are facing an obstacle in extracting and digitising the analogue signals from these equipment in order to perform data analytics for condition-based monitoring.

Centralisation, Organisation and Interpretation of Port and Customs Regulations for Speedy Consumption

Cargo operations for the maritime industry are governed by regulations from local port authorities which cover tax regimes, requirements for equipment, entry and more.

Today, port regulatory information is unstructured, available in various formats such as word, excel or emails, across different platforms ranging from websites to unofficial channels, and in different languages.

Wilhelmsen Ships Service is looking for a solution that centralises port regulatory information and acts as a single source across the industry.