PSA works to optimise truck operations in Singapore

PSA, HERE Technologies collaborate to optimise truck operations in Singapore

HERE Technologies, a location data and technology platform, is aiding PSA Singapore (PSA) to transform its container truck ecosystem. 

To maximise truck resource utilisation and eliminate operational inefficiencies for Singapore’s container trucking community, PSA has developed OptETruck, a cloud-based transport management solution with features like automated scheduling and asset pooling for truck drivers.

Powered by HERE Tour Planning and Location Services, OptETruck allocates jobs to drivers based on their location, offering real-time optimisation of routes and truck assignments.

This system not only minimises empty runs but also ensures that drivers are allocated jobs in proximity to their current location. This aims to improve overall transit and waiting times, drivers’ well-being, and operational efficiency, while reducing carbon emissions.

Companies that adopted OptETruck have been able to demonstrate about a 50 per cent reduction in empty runs, according to PSA.

READ: PSA Singapore opens Tuas Port

According to HERE Technologies “APAC On The Move 2023” study, logistics companies within Asia-Pacific want turn-key solutions that are easy to implement without expensive, time-consuming, and labour-intensive system overhauls.

This collaboration between HERE and PSA directly addresses this need by providing PSA with an easy-to-implement solution tailored to their requirements.

Kushal Rajveer, Head of Supply Chain for Asia-Pacific at HERE Technologies said: “Working closely with the Digital Transformation arm of PSA, we designed a solution that utilises location technology to address the specific challenges of the container truck ecosystem around the Port of Singapore.

“We’re pleased with the results from early adopters of the OptETruck, which has given PSA confidence to onboard more than 50 per cent of container trucks entering and exiting Singapore’s ports by end of this year.”

READ: PSA Mumbai exceeds 2 million TEU mark

Sriram Ramanujam, Assistant Vice President, Community and Digital Solutions at PSA added: “Our close collaboration with HERE has enabled us to consistently push the boundaries of technology and efficiency in port logistics, and we’re thrilled by the initial results.

“OptETruck has met the needs of Singapore’s trucking community and sets the stage for a sustainable future, transforming the logistics industry into a well-connected and resilient hub, aligning perfectly with our commitment to contributing to Singapore’s vision as a smart nation.

READ: PSA BDP unveils new office in Portugal

Deon Newman, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Asia-Pacific at HERE Technologies further commented: “Together with PSA, we are crafting solutions that go beyond mere logistics optimisation – we’re enabling PSA to set new standards in port management on a global scale.

“This collaboration not only enhances operational efficiency but also positions PSA at the forefront of innovation, ultimately supporting Singapore’s ambition to be a smart nation.”

PSA International announced a record-breaking year in 2023, handling 94.8 million TEU across its port terminals worldwide.

Daily Email Newsletter

Sign up to our daily email newsletter to receive the latest news from Port Technology International.

Supplier Directory

Find out how to get listed

Webinar Series

Find out how to attend

Latest Stories

Cookie Policy. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.