CMA CGM and PSA are collaborating on a digital just-in-time-arrival solution that could provide up to 7% fuel savings for the French company’s vessels calling in Singapore.

PSA Corp and CMA CGM signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday to develop and implement sustainable solutions at the CMA CGM-PSA Lion City Terminal. One of these is Opt-E-Arrival which aims to optimise voyages so that vessels arriving into PSA’s terminals in Singapore do not have to wait at anchorages.

The solution will synchronise real time activities and data between ship and shore to optimise vessel speed to allow for timely berthing on arrival.

By optimising speed to arrive on time bunker consumption will be reduced and as result Greenhouse Gas emissions from CMA CGM’s vessels. The two parties estimate fuel annual bunker savings of  4 – 7% for line’s vessels calling in Singapore.

Opt-E-Arrival will be deployed at CMA CGM’s fleet centres in Marseille, Miami and Singapore, which connect digitally to its fleet of 566 vessels.

Laurent Olmeta, Chief Executive Officer of CMA CGM Asia Pacific said: “The CMA CGM Group is delighted to take sustainable shipping forward with PSA through digital and operational solutions. As we advance in our energy transition to be a net zero carbon company by 2050, we shall continue to pursue energy efficiency; optimise network; design containerships to progressively operate with zero-carbon energy; and develop a supply chain for new zero carbon energies.”

Ong Kim Pong, Regional CEO Southeast Asia, PSA International, commented: “We are delighted to embark on this collaboration with our steadfast partner CMA CGM through various initiatives to enhance service excellence. With greater visibility, closer cooperation and enhanced cargo flow with digital solutions, we can move the world together sustainably, and with greater agility and efficiency.”

While much of the focus in the race for zero carbon shipping is focused on new fuels terminal operator PSA is focusing on reducing emissions in the supply chain through a variety of smaller initiatives. A day earlier PSA said it had completed trials with Ocean Network Express (ONE) to recycle refrigerant gas from reefer containers.

Source: Seatrade Maritime News