Port Wings News Network:
PSA Marine (Pte) Ltd on 17 November unveiled OHS-Sapphire, a first-of-its-kind digital solution that provides shipmasters with real-time alerts of delivery information when their vessels are alongside Singapore terminals.
With OHS-Sapphire now available on PSA Marine’s ONEHANDSHAKE™ platform, shipmasters can receive timely updates and gain greater visibility over the delivery of vessel supplies, which include spare parts and food provisions. Resources are utilised more efficiently by eliminating the uncertainty of deliveries. Ship crew can now plan their time and organise their activities effectively.
ONEHANDSHAKE™ is an integrated digital platform that supports connectivity and transparency across maritime stakeholders. Other real-time information such as pilotage services to vessels that call on the port of Singapore are also made available through ONEHANDSHAKE™.
“OHS-Sapphire helps our users to optimise resources and improve the welfare of ships’ crew,” said Mr Jimmy Koh, Head of Digital Transformation and Chief Pilot of PSA Marine. “As a new feature on ONEHANDSHAKE™, it is also a step towards sustainability. With better planning, truck drivers can reduce idling time and ship crew can take delivery of goods in a timelier manner.”
Singapore is the world’s top transhipment port with more than 1,000 container vessels berthing and 3,000 vessels anchored in Singapore waters every month. By end 2022, this digital solution will be extended to include supplies to vessels at Singapore’s anchorages.
“We are happy to partner PSA Marine on OHS-Sapphire that will play a significant role in helping us monitor our supply flows more efficiently.” said Mr Dannis Lee, Managing Director of Yang Ming (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
“Real-time updates on the delivery of ship supplies is a game changer for us,” said Capt. Yasuhiro Taguchi, General Manager of NYK Group South Asia Pte Ltd. “For the longest time, we have been dealing with uncertainty and it was not optimal from a resource planning perspective.”
Digitalisation and innovation are the cornerstones of PSA Marine’s sustainability movement. PSA Marine will continue to work alongside all maritime stakeholders towards a greener maritime for all.