PSA Corporation Ltd (PSA) and Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd (ONE) have launched barge sailing from PSA Singapore to PSA Jurong Island Terminal on 24 November 2021.
This barge service will be used to transport empty containers to PSA Jurong Island Terminal for ONE’s identified customers located on Jurong Island.
Transportation of container-on-barge, or barge shipping, is a more environmentally friendly mode of cargo transportation as compared to truck operations, which could reduce up to 30% of greenhouses gases (GHG) for each TEU container under this joint endeavour.
PSA operates a barge terminal at Jurong Island Terminal, located in the west of the island. There are currently two berths at the terminal.
Ong Kim Pong, Regional CEO Southeast Asia, PSA International, said, “PSA is excited to embark on this greener mode of cargo transportation with ONE, bringing our longstanding partnership and shared vision to the next level.
“Our collaboration has not only optimised operational efficiency, but also created a greener ‘marine highway’ option for shippers and carriers as we stay committed to greening the industry. With this cleaner mode of transport, PSA has further built on our vision to orchestrate supply chains better and more sustainably.”
Yasuki Iwai, Managing Director of Product and Network Division, ONE, added, “As a major global liner company, ONE remains committed to furthering our decarbonisation efforts throughout the maritime supply chain and finding the best way to reduce our overall carbon footprint.
“While going greener, we continue to build up our capability to safeguard global supply chain by diversifying modes of empty transport.”
Earlier in the year PSA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the RHT Group of Companies (RHT) to explore co-creation and investment in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) digital assets solutions to further advance the goals of decarbonisation in ports and supply chains.