Associate Professor Chew Ek Peng, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, National University of Singapore; Associate Professor Lee Loo Hay, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, National University of Singapore; and Eugene Khoo, Senior Assistant Director (Tuas Port Development) / Project Director (Next Generation Port), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)
Date : May 12, 2016
Time : 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Price : $0.00
In 2012, the Maritime Port of Authority (MPA)
of Singapore and Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) jointly organized the Next
Generation Port Challenge (NGCP). The NGCP Challenge aimed to raise awareness
of the research and development needs and foster innovation within the maritime
industry and it sought revolutionary concepts in planning, design and
operations of future container terminals that will achieve a quantum leap in
efficiency and productivity to support future shipping in an economically an sustainable
In this presentation, we will present our award winning terminal concept, called the Sustainable Integrated Next Generation Automated Port (SINGAPort). The SINGAPort design is an automated double-storey stacking yard which can handle more than 20 million TEU comfortably within a 2.5 square kilometers area, and is integrated with a logistics hub. This concept is able to address Singapore's land scarcity and the rising labor cost.
This NGCP challenge is also timely as the Singapore government had announced in the later part of 2012 on the construction of megaport in Tuas. Currently Singapore has five container terminals located at Brani, Keppel, Tanjong Pagar, Pasir Panjang Terminal 1 and Pasir Panjang Terminal 2 which are owned and operated by PSA. All these port activities will be reallocated in the Tuas Megaport which is expected to be operational in 2030. The Tuas megaport will be designed to handle 65 million TEU per year and it will be a fully automated port using the latest state of the art technology.
About the Speakers
Associate Professor Chew Ek Peng
Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
National University of Singapore
Dr Chew Ek Peng received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. He is currently an Associate Professor and Deputy Head (Undergraduate Studies) in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the National University of Singapore. He was a Visiting Scholar and a Visiting Professor, respectively, at the Georgia Institute of Technology and University of British Columbia in 2006. His current research areas are in port logistics and maritime transportation, simulation optimization and inventory management. Some of his research works are published in journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, IIE Transactions, Naval Research Logistics, and Transportation Science. He is serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Asia Pacific Journal of Operational Research and as a member in the Editorial Board of OR Spectrum, Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, and International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering. He has also co-edited a book in “Advances in Maritime Logistics and Supply Chain Systems’, a special issue for OR Spectrum on “IT-based planning and control of seaport container terminals and freight transportation systems” and three special issues for Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal on “Maritime Container Logistics and Onshore Transportation Systems (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3)”. He and Dr Lee Loo Hay has recently lead a multidisciplinary team of leading researchers and experience practitioners to win the Next Generation Container Port Challenge with a grand prize of US$1 mil by proposing a revolutionary double-storey container terminal, called the SINGA port. He is a key member in establishing the Centre for Next Generation Logistics which is collaboration between the National University of Singapore and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Associate Professor Lee Loo Lay
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
National University of Singapore
Dr Lee Loo Hay is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at National University of Singapore and was a visiting professor at the Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research at George Mason University. Dr Lee has also been appointed as the Eastern Scholar Professor for the Shanghai Maritime University by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission. He received his B.S (Electrical Engineering) degree from the National Taiwan University in 1992 and his S.M and PhD degrees in 1994 and 1997 from Harvard University. He has published around 100 papers in international journals and has served as the associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IIE Transactions, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, Simulation: Transactions of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International, the Asia Pacific Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Industrial Engineer: Theory, Applications and Practice. He is currently the co-editor for Journal of Simulation and is a member in the advisory board for OR Spectrum. He is a senior member of IEEE, and has served as a council member in the simulation society of INFORMS. His research focuses on the simulation-based optimization, maritime logistics which includes port operations and the modeling and analysis for the logistics and supply chain system. He has co-authored a book: Stochastic Simulation Optimization-Optimal Computing Budget Allocation (World Scientific) and co-edited the book Advances in Maritime Logistics and Supply Chain Systems. He has won the Best Paper Award at the INFOCOMP 2011 and co-lead a team with A/Prof Chew Ek Peng to win the grand prize for the next generation container port challenge in 2013 by proposing a revolutionary double storey container terminal design, called SINGA Port. He has also served as the assistant dean in charge of research for the Faculty of Engineering of NUS from 2001 to 2003. Currently, he is also leading the Centre for Next Generation Logistics which is a collaboration between the National University of Singapore and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Senior Assistant Director (Tuas Port Development) / Project Director (Next Generation Port)
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Eugene Khoo is the Senior Assistant Director (Tuas Port Development) and Project Director (Next Generation Port) of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. In Tuas Terminal Department, he is currently overseeing the planning, design and project management for reclamation of Tuas Terminal Phase 2. In the Next Generation Port Project Office, he has oversight of project management for the development of master plans for the Port of Singapore and a maritime hub at Tuas and development of a roadmap for new port systems for the Next Generation Port.
From 1989 to 1996, Eugene Khoo has worked on the planning, design and project management for the development of Pasir Panjang Terminal Phases 1 and 2 with the then Port of Singapore Authority. Before joining the Maritime and Port Authority in 2010, he was with Surbana International Consultants Pte Ltd working on the design and construction supervision of the reclamation of Pasir Panjang Terminal Phases 3 and 4. His experiences are in the areas of feasibility studies, planning and design and project management of port infrastructures, warehousing complexes and land reclamation and research and development in hydraulics and geotechnical areas.
Eugene Khoo received his Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Engineering and Master of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore in 1989, 1995 and 2000 respectively. He is a registered Professional Engineer (Civil) in Singapore and a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom. He was a committee member of Geotechnical Society of Singapore from 2012 to 2015.