Vehicle Telematics

PSA partners with HERE for Singapore truck operations

HERE Technologies announced that it is enabling PSA Singapore (PSA), to transform its container truck ecosystem in Singapore. 

Singapore is the top maritime capital of the world with the Port of Singapore as the world’s second busiest port in terms of container volume. With global connectivity being key to its success, PSA is linked to more than 600 ports worldwide and handled 38.8 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) last year. 

To maximize truck resource utilization and eliminate operational inefficiencies for Singapore’s container trucking community, PSA has developed OptETruck. Moreover, it is a cloud-based transport management solution with features like automated scheduling and asset pooling for truck drivers.

Key Features of OptETruck: (~ Gemini Google)

  • Automated scheduling: Matches truck drivers with jobs based on their location and availability.
  • Real-time route optimization: Minimizes empty runs and travel time.
  • Asset pooling: Enables shared use of trucks between companies, improving resource utilization.
  • Location services: Provides real-time traffic data and insights for improved route planning.

Powered by HERE Tour Planning and Location Services, OptETruck allocates jobs to drivers based on their location. It offers real-time optimization of routes and truck assignments. This system not only minimizes empty runs – truck trips without any freight loaded. It also ensures that drivers are allocated jobs in proximity to their current location. This improves overall transit and waiting times, drivers’ well-being and operational efficiency, while reducing carbon emission.

Companies that adopted OptETruck have been able to demonstrate about 50 percent reduction in empty runs. Moreover, this translates to an annual reduction of approximately 10 million kg of carbon emissions. It’s equivalent to planting 300,000 trees in a year.

Kushal Rajveer, Head of Supply Chain for Asia-Pacific at HERE Technologies said, “Working closely with the Digital Transformation arm of PSA, we designed a solution. Moreover, it utilizes location technology to address the specific challenges of the container truck ecosystem around the Port of Singapore. We’re pleased with the results from early adopters of the OptETruck. It has given PSA confidence to onboard more than 50 percent of container trucks entering and exiting Singapore’s ports by the end of this year.”

According to HERE Technologies APAC On The Move 2023 study, logistics companies within Asia-Pacific want turn-key solutions. They are easy to implement without expensive, time consuming, and labour-intensive system overhauls. This collaboration between HERE and PSA directly addresses this need. It provides PSA with a seamless, easy-to-implement solution tailored to their requirements.

Sriram Ramanujam, Assistant Vice President, Community and Digital Solutions at PSA added, “Our close collaboration with HERE has enabled us to consistently push the boundaries of technology and efficiency in port logistics. We’re thrilled by the initial results. OptETruck has met the needs of Singapore’s trucking community and sets the stage for a sustainable future. Furthermore, it transforms the logistics industry into a well-connected and resilient hub, aligning perfectly with our commitment to contributing to Singapore’s vision as a smart nation. We look forward to continuing this journey of pioneering innovative solutions with HERE. It will shape the future of port logistics and further solidify PSA’s position as a global leader in the port and supply chain industry.

Deon Newman, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Asia-Pacific at HERE Technologies said, “Together with PSA, we are crafting solutions that go beyond mere logistics optimization. We’re enabling PSA to set new standards in port management on a global scale. This collaboration enhances operational efficiency. It also positions PSA at the forefront of innovation, ultimately supporting Singapore’s ambition to be a smart nation. HERE is proud to enable PSA in shaping the future of port operations and smart logistics.”

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