PSA, or the Port of Singapore Authority, is one of the leading port operators in the world. It played a vital role in Singapore’s marine trade handling industry, which is a crucial part of the country’s economy given its size and lack of natural resources. One case study which frequently popped up during my university days was how PSA pioneered the use of information technology in its quest for efficiency. One of these involved how the containers are stacked together, and the most efficient way to locate and unstack them for shipping. Looking at the scale of these containers, I can only imagine how daunting the process must have been.
But hey, repeating patterns!