PSA partners with SATS to boost Singapore’s multimodal transport connectivity

PSA International (PSA) and SATS, a ground-handling and inflight catering service provider for Singapore’s airport, have agreed to collaborate on boosting Singapore’s status as a key multimodal transport hub.

Under a memorandum of understanding, both parties will provide cargo owners and logistics service providers with connectivity for greater supply chain efficiency, and cooperate on a wide range of cross-industry initiatives.

Combining sea and air connectivity services, the partnership between PSA and SATS is expected to strengthen Singapore’s position as a global transhipment hub for air and sea cargo, facilitating new business models and supply chain innovation.

Tan Chong Meng, group ceo of PSA International, said: “Shippers are increasingly seeking innovative multimodal solutions for their cargo to reach their preferred markets competitively. This partnership with SATS will enhance Singapore’s ability to offer unique air-sea multimodal connectivity to fulfil these demands.

“In addition, through digitally connecting CALISTA™ and COSYS+, we will be able to offer multimodal users greater visibility of their cargo and better protection of cargo integrity, with optimised transit times and costs,” Tan added.

The COSYS+ is a cargo terminal handling and management system operated by SATS, and it will be linked with CALISTA™, the global supply chain platform developed by PSA subsidiary GeTS Asia, to provide real-time updates and greater visibility for shipments transported via multimodal channels.

The partners believe that such integration of their systems will aid regulatory compliance and build data analytics capabilities.

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The freight industry, including small and medium-sized enterprises, also stands to benefit from improved multimodal linkages and transit systems for better supply chain efficiency, optimised transport costs, and faster delivery.

From “Yard-to-Port” data linkages and network extensions between both companies, to enhanced track-and-trace capabilities, the partnership will facilitate data transparency and ease of shipment movement within different free-trade zones (FTZs).

Posted 10 May 2019

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Lee Hong Liang

Asia Correspondent

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