SINGAPORE : PSA Corporation and Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (OOCL) have successfully completed a joint pilot project to integrate and enhance the flow of container between two PSA facilities, Keppel Distripark (KD) and the On-Dock Depot (ODD).
PSA initiated this logistics solution to reduce overall trucking distance for empty container collection and returns within Singapore and OOCL is the first line to join this pilot project to cut supply chain inefficiencies, improve truck productivity and reduce carbon emissions from truck trips.
The enhanced flow of empty containers between KD and ODD can reduce an average of 93% of kgCO2e (kilogram of carbon dioxide equivalent) per trip due to the significantly shorter distance.
Seow Hwee, Head of Cargo Solutions Business, Southeast Asia for PSA, said, “I am pleased with the positive results, meeting our primary objectives and am looking forward to the support from all our partners as we seek to further improve supply chain efficiencies.”
“This pilot trial is indeed one of the milestones along our decarbonisation journey, and we are keen to establish additional long-lasting sustainability collaborations with our business partners and customers,” commented Richard Hew, Managing Director of OOCL (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
A key partner who participated and supported this joint initiative is Hup Soon Cheong Services Pte Ltd, the largest warehouse operator and haulier in KD.
Alfred Hau, CEO of Hup Soon Cheong Services Pte Ltd, noted, “With a common mutual objective between all parties, we managed to kick start the trial without much hassle. The process is smooth and straightforward. It improves our efficiency with the reduction of distance and time as well as cutting the CO2 emission. It is great to be a part of this green journey.”