CMA CGM and PSA Corporation, a subsidiary of port group PSA International, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly create and implement a range of sustainable systems for CMA CGM’s port and terminal handling activities in Singapore, through a joint venture partnership called CMA CGM-PSA Lion Terminal (CPLT).
One of the focus areas of the agreement will be the implementation of PSA’s OptE-Arrive digital system to assist CMA CGM vessels in skipping anchorage stops and arriving just-intime at berth at CPLT.
The technology synchronises real time activities and automates data exchange between the respective carrier and port operator systems, allowing vessels to optimise vessel speed for timely arrival at berth.
Opt-E-Arrive will complement CMA CGM’s existing Fleet Centres, which provide decision support for the Group’s 566 vessels and their crews. Backed by 26 team members in Marseille, Miami and Singapore, the Fleet Centres also offer real time data to dynamically manage vessel routes and speeds.
“The CMA CGM Group is delighted to take sustainable shipping forward with PSA through digital and operational solutions,” said Laurent Olmeta, Chief Executive Officer of CMA CGM Asia Pacific.
“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.”