Celcom, Vale collaborate for Smart Fleet Management solutions


CELCOM Axiata Bhd and Vale Malaysia Minerals Sdn Bhd have entered into a partnership to deploy Smart Fleet Management solutions in the Teluk Rubiah Maritime Terminal (TRMT).

The Vehicle Telematics and Drowsiness Detection System technology is enabled by Celcom’s LTE connectivity and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms.

The safe and secured logistic ecosystem for Vale is powered by a cloud global positioning system (GPS) and machine-to-machine technologies The Smart Fleet Management solution will be deployed for Vale’s and its vendors’ vehicles that consist of trucks and heavy types of machinery, covering both indoor and outdoor areas in TRMT.

The partnership also includes the provision of 4G mobile connectivity to all Vale employees, GPS solutions for any of Vale’s vehicle applications, Cloud Connectivity for remote working and Operating Smart App for web and mobile functions for alerts and base views.

The application of the array of IoT solutions will contribute towards enhancing efficiency, safety and security of Vale’s fleet and machinery operations in TRMT — an important iron ore distribution hub for Vale in the Asia-Pacific region.

Celcom CEO Mohamad Idham Nawawi (picture) said that the collaboration with Vale signifies Celcom’s growing IR4.0 presence as a digital enabler and driving IoT adoption across industries.

“Celcom is truly honoured by this recognition from Vale as it will further demonstrate our commitment to advancing Malaysian and international industries,” he said in a statement.

“Safety is at the heart of everything that we do here in Vale. The use of new IoT technologies at TRMT will help us to improve risk management, incident prevention and operational excellence; in line with our focus towards becoming a safe and reliable operator,” Vale Malaysia CEO Rodrigo Ribeiro de Araújo said in the same statement.

The Vehicle Telematics and Drowsiness Detection System solution technology effectively measure and ensures fleets are well functioning in accordance with road safety guidelines.

Through the fleet management solution, drivers’ behaviours can be monitored and analysed remotely. The initiative is also aligned with Vale’s commitment to enhancing its safety performance, by leveraging on the latest innovative solutions.

“Analytics is an integral component of the solution. It is backed by a state-of-the-art artificial intelligent-powered mobile surveillance and processor, elevating driving experiences with driving behaviour alerts and real-time monitoring for fleet managers to manage and reduce potential risks. This will transform the nation’s road and transport ecosystem, as well as heavy-industrial landscape, towards the development of a smart digital nation,” Mohamad Idham added.

Meanwhile, Celcom has included Vale’s TRMT as one of its top priorities when 5G is made ready. The arrival of 5G technology at the fully automated port and its surrounding areas will also boost digital experiences within the communities nearby — in line with Vale’s community development strategy that promotes inclusive development in Manjung.