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Singapore launches new web-based CMS to reduce queue times by 30 percent

A new container management system (CMS) was launched in Singapore Tuesday that provides transport operators with real-time updates on container depots. The senior minister of state for trade and industry, Lee Yi Shyan, announced the new system at this week's Logistics and Transportation Conference 2014, held at Resorts World Sentosa. 

The web-based application could reduce queuing time in the container terminals by 30 percent and increase deliveries-per-day by 20 percent, according to SPRING Singapore, a government agency that promotes trade growth in Singapore.

The web-based CMS application provides real-time date and status information on the operating capacity of container terminals, helping transport operators to plan their fleet deployment more to minimize queues and bottlenecks, the agency said. The system is powered by Containerchain Solutions and managed by CDAS Logistics Alliance.

"We are excited at the possibilities the CMS has opened to us," said Mr Sharafdeen, president of the Container Depot Association in Singapore. "We hope that the CMS will be widely used throughout the industry and connect to TradeXchange, a secure platform for the sharing and exchange of information. With seamless online integration, we can eliminate manual data entry error and create a more efficient flow of information."

Depot operators can also use the CMS to plan in advance the release and return of containers, which will result in significant time savings.

Another recent industry project that SPRING supported is the Mobileye initiative, led by the Singapore Transport Association, which uses assistive driver technology in the trucking sector, aiming to reduce accidents by 40 percent.

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