Singapore’s PSA and Indonesian shipping company Samudera ink MoU to strategise cargo network solutions management

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PSA International Pte Ltd (PSA) and PT Samudera Indonesia Tangguh (Samudera) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as part of its commitment and approach towards exploring innovative ways to promote cargo connectivity.

Under the terms of the agreement, Singapore-based multinational port operator PSA and Indonesia’s leading shipping and logistics group, Samudera will work work closely together to bring about greater visibility to the supply chain and logistics value chains.

The MoU seeks to deepen and strengthen the relationship of two longstanding partners by leveraging their combined expertise– PSA’s extensive global ports and logistics projects and Samudera’s strong market expertise, logistics assets, and reliable regional feeder networks.

The agreement will also see development of trade corridors between Indonesia and Southeast Asia, and beyond, to provide multimodal services, freight forwarding, warehousing and trade financing services.

PSA and Samudera already share long-time feeder cooperation and the MoU will serve to enhance cargo connectivity, create logistics agility and promote greater efficiency and transparency across the wider supply chain ecosystem.

From now, both entities will further work together to create innovative supply chain products for sectors such as cold chain management and e-commerce.

To enable the future of work in supply chain management, the two partners will look to explore the use of PSA’s global supply chain digital platform, CAILISTA, to bring together key physical, regulatory and financial services for Samudera’s customers.

Ong Kim Pong, Regional CEO- Southeast Asia, PSA International said, “We are pleased to look beyond the horizon and work with our steadfast partner, Samudera, in this endeavour to reinvent cargo flow and achieve supply chain excellence.”

“Our joint effort to fortify logistics and supply chain connectivity for greater value will ensure a resilient and sustainable ecosystem which will thrive in uncertainty.”

PSA remains committed to grow new capabilities and drive supply chain orchestration, he added, strengthening the trust in Singapore as an efficient logistics and supply chain management hub.

Bani M Mulia, CEO of Samudera said, “Indonesia being the largest economy in Southeast Asia has huge potential to grow exponentially should it succeed in unlocking bottlenecks in its logistics and supply chain infrastructure.”

“PSA has a wealthy experience in continuously increasing logistics efficiency as Singapore played a vital role as the leading shipping and logistics hub in the region.”

“In addition to our long-time feeder cooperation with PSA, we are excited to collaborate further with investments & innovations in the logistics and digital sector.”

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