Glee Trees Pte. Ltd. signed a MoU with MPA (Maritime and Port Authority of Singpaore) and SSA (Singapore Shipping Association) to use robotic process automation in the shipping agency sector, at the launch of Sea Transport Industry Transformation Map on 12 Jan 2018.
(Standing, left to right) Mr Niam Chiang Meng, Chairman of Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State (SMS) for Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Health; Vice-President and Hon. Secretary of Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) Ms Katie Men.
(Seated, left to right) Mr Andrew Tan, Chief Executive of Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA); Mr Esben Poulsson, President of Singapore Shipping Association; Ms Ada Lim of Glee Trees Pte. Ltd.
As part of the co-operative efforts to improve productivity in the ship agency sector and transform the roles of ship agents to take on higher-value jobs in future, MPA, the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) and Glee Trees Pte Ltd have signed an MOU on a proof-of-concept (POC) for the development of a shipping agency tool.
The proposed shipping agency tool will be using Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology to allow ship agencies to automate manual processes such as data entry and validation to reduce the time-intensive and repetitive nature of existing workflows. The POC will be initiated jointly with several ship agencies and upon successful conclusion, could be rolled out to other ship agencies subsequently in need of such a solution.
We are thankful to MPA and SSA for this opportunity.