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PSA Singapore launches Jurong Island Terminal expansion project

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SINGAPORE : PSA Singapore has unveiled a strategic initiative to expand its Jurong Island Terminal (JIT) in response to escalating demand for sustainable, efficient, and resilient supply chain solutions within Jurong Island’s industries.

Situated on Jurong Island’s northwestern seafront, JIT offers twice-daily barge services linking beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) on Jurong Island with PSA’s primary hubs at Tuas, Pasir Panjang, and Brani. This connectivity enables BCOs to capitalize on Singapore’s extensive network for unparalleled access to global markets.

“The port has always been a gateway and enabler for other pillars of Singapore’s economy, offering reliable, resilient and competitive access to global sources and markets. The collaboration between PSA and JTC to expand JIT ensures that current and future enterprises in Singapore’s Energy and Chemicals sector will continue to reap these benefits in the years ahead, and do so in more sustainable ways,” stated Nelson Quek, Regional CEO of Southeast Asia at PSA International.

In addition, Jurong Island serves as the core of Singapore’s Energy and Chemicals sector, overseen by JTC. Spanning 30,000,000 square meters, it accommodates over 100 global companies engaged in refining, olefins production, and chemical manufacturing.

While containerized goods can be transported to and from Jurong Island via road, barging presents a less labour-intensive, congestion-free alternative that produces approximately 30% fewer carbon emissions.

The demand for barging has steadily risen in recent years, evidenced by JIT’s volume growth of 13% in 2023, reaching a record-breaking 149,000 TEUs.

In collaboration with JTC, PSA plans to expand JIT, increasing its annual handling capacity to 300,000 TEUs to meet projected demand. The expansion will also entail the development of new facilities for handling Dangerous Goods (DG) and cargo trans-loading, complementing PSA’s expanding array of physical and digital solutions aimed at enhancing BCOs’ inventory and supply chain management efficiency.

Also, scheduled for completion by 2025, the JIT expansion aligns with Jurong Island’s transition into a sustainable Energy and Chemicals park, aligning with the objectives of the Singapore Green Plan 2030. A commemorative event was held at PSA’s corporate office, PSA Horizons, attended by key stakeholders and partners.

“Barging volumes on Jurong Island are set to rise with increasing demand for sustainable logistics. JIT’s expansion is poised to meet this growth and collaboration with partners like PSA is key in our journey to make Jurong Island a sustainable Energy and Chemicals park,” said Alvin Tan, ACEO, JTC.

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