PSA International and the Container Depot and Logistics Association of Singapore (CDAS) have collaborated to launch an integrated booking platform for logistics operators in Singapore.
The platform, ‘SmartBooking’, will connect stakeholders such as container depots, terminals, hauliers, and logistics facilities on a single end-to-end platform, allowing users to gain higher visibility of the entire logistics flow chain.
Users will benefit from easy access to information of vessel schedules, container movement events, and planned activities.
The booking application, supported by Enterprise Singapore (ESG), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), and Smart Nation and Digital Government Office (SNDGO), will allow processes to be further streamlined, optimising assets and resources, and reducing the nation’s carbon footprint.
Seow Hwee, Head of Cargo Solutions in Southeast Asia, PSA International, said, “By bringing players across the supply chain and logistics value chain onto a single platform, PSA, together with our valued partners, are championing to establish an Intelligent Logistics Ecosystem, connecting key nodes comprising our port, depots, warehouses and plants.
“This is important for driving interoperability between systems, and the robust exchange of supply chain-related information will transform our logistics community into a well-connected and resilient hub, further strengthening Singapore’s position as a leading logistics and supply chain management hub.”
With advisory input from CDAS, PSA has introduced Intelligent Box Operation eXchange (‘iBOX’), digitally connecting ports with container depots across Singapore.
Integrated with SmartBooking for data exchange, iBOX will look to enable truck visibility for enhanced efficiency between logistics facilities and container depots.
SmartBooking will enable users to arrange shipment efficiently, pool jobs, better plan their trips and track resource availability with greater ease.
Ted Tan, Deputy CEO, ESG, said digital transformation has established itself “as a driving force” of change in today’s economy.
He added, “Enabling data exchange and information visibility through an integrated platform will allow logistics players in the supply chain to make data-driven decisions and optimise their resources such as manpower and trucks.
“This will level up the capabilities of the players in the industry and improve the overall efficiency of the sector.”