PSA Jurong Island Terminal has achieved a record-breaking container throughput of more than 130,000 TEU in 2022.
This is its highest volume since the terminal began operations in 2012 and a 30 per cent increase since 2021.
PSA Jurong Island Terminal opted for transportation of container-on-barge which is a greener mode of cargo transportation as compared to trucking.
This represents a reduction of more than 130,000 truck trips between Jurong Island and PSA Terminals on mainland Singapore. It also reflects a reduction of up to 37 per cent of carbon emissions for each TEU, equivalent to savings of 1950 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
During the supply chain disruption caused by the pandemic, the barging arrangement provided the Jurong Island manufacturers with an alternative transportation mode for their cargoes, allowing faster response to unexpected disruptions, according to PSA.
With the support from shipping lines, PSA Jurong Island Terminal has also seen a year-on-year increase of more than 20 per cent in empty containers being barged to Jurong Island, a provision made to enable manufacturers on the island to utilise the empty containers to export their end products.
Tan Chun Giap, Asia Pacific Logistics and Distribution Manager, ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte, said: “In 2022, we increased our capacity of the Jurong Island barging service as an alternative logistics solution to trucking.
“It enhanced supply chain reliability during the pandemic to deliver specialty and petrochemical products to our customers globally,” Giap added.
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According to PSA, this achievement is a result of the partnership between PSA Singapore (PSA) and JTC to create a more sustainable, efficient and resilient supply chain ecosystem for companies on Jurong Island.
Electric yard cranes and electric-powered quay cranes have been deployed at PSA Jurong Island Terminal, which is in line with PSA’s decarbonisation goals, reported PSA.
According to PSA, electric or hybrid cranes can achieve at least 50 per cent fuel savings as compared to diesel-powered variants, with the added benefit of reducing nitrogen oxides emissions.
Seow Hwee, Head of Port+ Business Division, Southeast Asia, PSA International, said: “This record volume is not just another milestone for PSA and JTC, but also establishes a firm foundation for the future of sustainable and efficient supply chains.”
This announcement has come in the same month that PSA Mumbai announced a partnership with O2 Power Pte Ltd (O2 Power) for the development of a 6.25 Megawatt (MW) solar farm.