Ocean Network Express (ONE) and PSA Corp in Singapore have launched a barge service between pertrochemical hub Jurong Island and PSA’s Singapore terminals as an alternative to road transport.

The barge service between PSA Singapore and PSA Jurong Island Terminal will see around a 30% reduction per teu in emissions compared to the equivalent journey using trucking.

The barge service will be used to transport empty containers to PSA Jurong Island Terminal for ONE’s identified customers located on Jurong Island.

Ong Kim Pong, Regional CEO Southeast Asia, PSA International, said, “Our collaboration has not only optimised operational efficiency, but also created a greener ‘marine highway’ option for shippers and carriers as we stay committed to greening the industry. With this cleaner mode of transport, PSA has further built on our vision to orchestrate supply chains better and more sustainably.”

Yasuki Iwai, Managing Director of Product and Network Division, Ocean Network Express, said “As a major global liner company, ONE remains committed to furthering our decarbonization efforts throughout the maritime supply chain and finding the best way to reduce our overall carbon footprint.”

Source: Seatrade Maritime News