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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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PSA, Partners Jointly Acquire Gdańsk

Singapore-based port operator PSA International, Poland’s sovereign wealth fund PFR, and IFM Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF), have agreed a deal with Australian infrastructure firm Macquarie to buy Poland’s largest container port DCT Gdansk.DCT Gdańsk is situated at the crossroads of the Baltic deep-sea trading routes and holds a strategic position as a major gateway into Poland and Central-Eastern European markets.Construction of the Port began in 2005 with the outgoing shareholders…

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PSA International Terminal Volumes Up by 9%

The Singapore-headquartered global port operator PSA International handled 81.00 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) of containers at its port projects around the world for the year ending 31 December 2018.The Group’s volume increased by 9.1% over 2017, with flagship PSA Singapore contributing 36.31 million TEUs (+8.9%) and PSA terminals outside Singapore handling 44.69 million TEUs (+9.3%), it said.PSA participates in around 40 terminals in 16 countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas with flagship operations in PSA Singapore Terminals and PSA Antwerp.Tan Chong Meng…

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Port Groups Join for Go Green Initiative

Five global container port operators have jointly undertaken a week-long initiative to promote sustainable resource usage  in their respective port and facility networks through mass recycling.During the fifth annual Go Green Initiative, 8,332 employees of DP World, Hutchison Ports, PSA International, Port of Rotterdam and Shanghai International Port Group collected a total of 1,966 kg of aluminium cans and 2,227 mobile phones for recycling.The choice of two very different waste products for collection and recycling was intentional.Aluminium cans are one of the most recyclable waste items…

Fock Siew Wah, Group Chairman. Photo: PSA International

PSA International Acquires Majority Stakes in Canada Port

PSA International through its subsidiary has acquired 60 per cent of Ashcroft Terminal (AT) , an inland port facility about 300km east of the Port of Vancouver in western Canada, making its first foray into Canada.AT is an inland port facility located approximately 300 kilometres east of the Port of Vancouver (POV).Comprising 320 acres of free-hold industrial land, it is the only major privately-owned industrial property in Canada where both Class 1 railroad lines – including Canadian National (CN) Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway – run through…

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CMA CGM Signs MoU to Drive Digitalization in Shipping

CMA CGM’s Ze Box and PSA unboXed have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to drive digitalization and innovation in the shipping and supply chain ecosystem.Ze Box is CMA CGM’s corporate venture capital arm that invests in startups with innovations that bring strategic value to the CMA CGM Group, while PSA unboXed is PSA International’s external innovation and corporate venture capital arm. The collaboration builds on the commercial partnership between CMA CGM Group and PSA International…

Fock Siew Wah, Group Chairman, PSA International, Photo courtesy PSA

PSA International sees profit jump 5.0%

* PSA International Pte Ltd (PSA) handled 74.24 million TEUs for the year ended 31 December 2017, representing an increase of 9.8% from the previous year. * PSA's flagship Singapore Terminals contributed 33.35 million TEUs, increasing 9.0% over 2016. PSA terminals outside Singapore delivered a total throughput of 40.89 million TEUs, increasing 10.4% over 2016. * PSA Group revenue rose 7.8% and profit from operations grew 5.0% compared to previous year. Overall net profit for the year was 5.1% higher at $1.23 billion.

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PSA, PIL, IBM on Blockchain Development

Ocean carrier Pacific International Lines (PIL), terminal operator PSA International and IBM plan to utilize blockchain for better security, efficiency and transparency in supply chain business networks and trade finance. Three companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to explore and trial proof of concept (POC) blockchain-based supply chain business network innovations. The MOU was signed by Ms Lisa Teo, Executive Director (Corporate Development) of PIL; Mr Oh Bee Lock…

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CMA CGM Confirms Partnership with PSA

CMA CGM and PSA Singapore Terminals (PSA) have confirmed that they will establish form a joint venture company CMA CGM-PSA Lion Terminal Pte. Ltd. (CPLT) to operate and use four mega container berths in Singapore. CPLT will commence operations from the second half of this year, allowing CMA CGM and its shipping line affiliates to leverage on the port infrastructure and technologies with this latest Pasir Panjang expansion. There was no disclosed investment amount for the joint venture deal…

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PSA Singapore Named Best Seaport in Asia

Port operator PSA International was named the best global container terminal operating firm for the second year running, in the 2016 Asian Freight, Logistics & Supply Chain Awards held in Shanghai. PSA also received the “Best Container Terminal – Asia (Over 4 million TEUs)" award. “The Port of Singapore clinched the award for its leading performance on a range of criteria including cost competitiveness, container shipping-friendly fee regime, provision of suitable containing shipping-related infrastructure…

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CMA CGM, PSA Singapore to form JV

CMA CGM S.A. (CMA CGM) and PSA Singapore Terminals Pte. Ltd. (PSA) will form a joint venture company CMA CGM-PSA Lion Terminal Pte. Ltd. (CPLT) to operate and use four mega container berths at Pasir Panjang Terminal Phases 3 and 4 in Singapore. CPLT will start operations from the second half of 2016, and allow CMA CGM and its shipping line affiliates to leverage industry-leading port infrastructure and technologies at this latest Pasir Panjang expansion, which has the capacity and scale of operations to better serve mega vessels in the region.

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PSA Unveils Incubator Programme for Start-ups

PSA International Pte Ltd today announced the inception of PSA unboXed Pte Ltd (PSA unboXed), its new corporate venture capital arm with an initial fund size of S$20 million. Through its incubator program, PSA unboXed seeks to invest in and nurture start-ups that are keen to create innovative logistics solutions fusing information and communications technology including IoT (Internet of Things), cloud, data analytics, AI (Artificial Intelligence) and optimisation, as well as engineering solutions including robotics and automation in container and cargo handling operations…

Mr Fock Siew Wah, Group Chairman PSA International

PSA Revenue Dips

*       PSA International Pte Ltd (PSA) handled 64.10 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) for the year ended 31 December 2015, representing a decrease of 2.0% from the previous year. *       PSA's flagship Singapore Terminals contributed 30.62 million TEUs with a decrease of 8.7% year-on-year, and PSA terminals outside Singapore delivered a total throughput of 33.48 million TEUs, increasing 5.0% over 2014. *       PSA Group revenue was lower by 6.7% while profit from operations declined 9.3% due to lower volumes and higher depreciation.

Tan Chong Meng GROUP CEO PSA INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD

PSA Container Throughput Falls 2%

PSA International Pte Ltd (PSA) handled 64.10 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) of containers at its port projects around the world for the year ending 31 December 2015. The Group’s volume decreased by 2.0% over 2014, with flagship PSA Singapore Terminals contributing 30.62 million TEUs (-8.7%) and PSA terminals outside Singapore handling 33.48 million TEUs (+5.0%). Mr Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO of PSA, said, ‎"2015 was generally a tough year with weak trade growth reflecting unsteady global economic conditions.

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Singapore to Develop Maritime Ports in Egypt

The Maritime Sector of the Egyptian Ministry of Transportation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) as Singapore will operate and develop the Egyptian maritime ports, reports the Cairo Post. President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received on Tuesday president of the PSA Tan Chong Meng in the presence of Suez Canal Authority Chairman Mohab Mamish and Minister of Transport Saad Al-Goyoushi. Presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef said the PSA chairman visit is part of President Sisi's follow-up of the outcome of his visit to Singapore in September.

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Foundation Stone Laid for New PSA CT in Mumbai

Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Private Limited (BMCT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PSA Bharat Investments Pte Ltd (which is a subsidiary of PSA International) celebrated the laying of the foundation stone today to mark an important chapter in the development of the fourth container terminal in Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JN Port), India. The ceremony was graced by The Honourable Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India; Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Union Minister for Shipping…

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'Go Freen' Joint Initiative by 5 Top Port Operators

Global marine terminal operators DP World, Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH), APM Terminals, PSA International and Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) – five of the world’s largest port operators, and joined by the Port of Rotterdam Authority (PRA), have launched the first ever joint industry initiative of this magnitude to promote environmental awareness and make a sustainable difference in the communities in which they operate. The campaign will take place between 14 - 21 September this year with focus on three main themes: re-use and recycling…

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PSA International Ventures into South-Western China

PSA International (PSA) established itself as the first and only Global Terminal Operator in the Guangxi-Beibu Gulf region by signing a Joint Venture Agreement with Beibu Gulf Port Group (BPG) and Pacific International Lines (PIL) to operate a new container terminal in Qinzhou City (Guangxi Province, China) - BEIBU GULF-PSA International Container Terminal Co., Ltd (BPCT). The joint venture terminal is PSA’s first foray in the South-Western China region – one of the fastest growing economic regions in China.

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PSA starts up in Dammam

Saudi Global Ports (SGP), a joint-venture company formed between the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and PSA International (PSA) has started its commercial operations this month, PSA said. This began at the second container terminal in the King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam, a key gateway port on the Arabian Gulf. On April 23, the company handled the first commercial vessel, M/V NIARA, owned by Orient Express Line. For this, 1,011 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) were handled on this 2,000-TEU capacity vessel.

Tan Chong Meng Gtoup CEO of PSA

PSA Container Throughput Up

PSA International Pte Ltd (PSA) handled 65.44 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) of containers at its port projects around the world for the year ending 31 December 2014. The Group’s volume increased by 5.8% over 2013 with the flagship PSA Singapore Terminals contributing 33.55 million TEUs (+4.1%) and PSA terminals outside Singapore handling 31.89 million TEUs (+7.8%). Mr Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO of PSA, said, “Last year was challenging for the shipping and port industry.

Singapore Container Terminal S$3.5-billion Expansion

SA Singapore Terminals (PSA) invests in infrastructure & the latest port technology to develop Phases 3 and 4 of its Pasir Panjang Terminal (PPT). PPT Phases 3 and 4 will feature an automated container yard equipped with proprietary intelligent planning and operation systems, as well as unmanned, rail mounted gantry cranes. These cranes, along with those installed at the berths, will run on electricity and be more environmentally sustainable. Greater implementation of automation…