PSA Singapore has made significant strides in enhancing service route productivity on the Singapore Qinzhou Shuttle (SQS) service. By optimising ship schedules and routes, PSA has maximised efficiency and effectiveness in operations, reducing vessel loading times and bunker fuel used.

The SQS service operates through PSA Singapore, Kuantan Port in Malaysia, Eastern Sea Laem Chabang Terminal Co. (ESCO) in Laem Chabang, Thailand, and Beibu Gulf-PSA International Container Terminal Co. (BICT) in Qinzhou, China. This service route currently encompasses three out of four ports that are managed by PSA, offering ample opportunities for value addition through collaborative efforts between PSA ports. To capitalise on these opportunities, PSA Singapore created a stowage template – akin to a tailor-made plan for loading containers onto a ship at each PSA node, ensuring a snug and efficient fit. With this plan, ships berthing at PSA Singapore, ESCO and BICT now experience shorter port stays thanks to streamlined operations, contributing to greener and more efficient operations.

PSA Singapore and BICT has also partnered to enhance the efficiency of shipping from China’s Western Region, facilitated through the International Land-Sea Trade Corridor (ILSTC), to PSA Singapore. This collaboration streamlines the coordination of shipments, facilitating smoother transitions from land to sea and faster deliveries to Singapore.

PSA International Regional CEO Southeast Asia (SEA) Nelson Quek said, “PSA’s Port to Port collaboration has steadily expanded its footprint across SEA and beyond. The success of the SQS service represents a significant leap forward in linking our nodal connections and leveraging PSA’s network capabilities to enhance service route productivity. As we progress towards our vision of integrating nodes into a network, let us continue to tap opportunities and enhance our collaborative efforts, creating more efficient trade flows to add value to our customers.”

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