Global terminal operator PSA International has been named the “Best Global Container Terminal Company” at the 2015 Asian Freight, Logistics & Supply Chain Awards (AFLAS) held in Hong Kong on June 24, 2015.
PSA Singapore Terminals was also presented with the “Best Container Terminal – Asia (over 4 million TEU)” award at the same ceremony, organised by Asia Cargo News.
Mr Fock Siew Wah, Group Chairman of PSA International, said: “As an organisation, PSA has always endeavoured to listen and be responsive to our customers. It is this relationship based on trust and open communication which has made PSA’s success possible and I thank our customers and partners for continuing to trust and support us.”
Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO of PSA International, said: “The shipping and ports industry continues to evolve with the upsizing of ships and the formation of mega alliances. Hardware and processes that have served us well previously need to be re-examined and advanced accordingly.
“PSA continues to explore the use of automation, intelligent technologies and systems to ensure best-in-class service for our shipping line customers. We will continue to explore innovative ways to build on the close cooperation we have with all our port stakeholders.”
Tan Chong Meng has previously stated that to be prepared for pressures created by ever-larger container ships, ports must plan as far ahead as two decades.
Asian terminals have seen the biggest growth in terms of TEU throughput in recent years, with many Chinese ports not only achieving the fastest turnaround times but also the highest throughput, with the Port of Shanghai taking 35 million containers in 2014.
It was previously reported by PTI that PSA International were the world’s leading terminal operator, having achieved a total throughput of more than 61 million TEU in 2013.
According to Drewry Shipping Consultants, global container throughput will exceed 840 million TEU by 2018, with China and Greater Africa growing at the fastest rate.
In other news, EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg was voted as the best container terminal in Europe for 2015 at the AFLAS award ceremony.
Fact file: PSA International
PSA International is one of the leading global port groups. It participates in port projects across Asia, Europe and the Americas with flagship operations in PSA Singapore Terminals and PSA 2 of 2 Antwerp.