Recognizing that digitalisation is likely one of the key driving forces for  the maritime trade, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA Singapore) informs that from 1 October 2023, the Simply in Time Planning and Coordination Platform (JIT Platform) shall be absolutely carried out for vessels which can be berthing at PSA Terminal and Jurong Port for cargo operations.

The ship brokers, ship liners and marine service suppliers ought to make use of the JIT Platform to facilitate optimum arrival and departure of vessels to and from the Port of Singapore. From January 2024 onwards, JIT Platform shall be progressively carried out to tankers berthing on the vitality terminals and to all vessels calling on the anchorages.

JIT Platform supplies superior info of the vessel schedule in port, permitting vessels to take care of an optimum working pace to reach on the Port of Singapore, decreasing the time on the anchorages previous to berthing. The applying of JIT arrivals for vessels can lead to decrease gasoline consumption by way of voyage optimisation and therefore financial savings in carbon emissions.

Marine Service Suppliers could make use of the superior and actual time info of the vessel schedule to plan and optimise the deployment of the port sources comparable to pilotage, towage, bunker tankers and provides extra successfully. It will result in sooner vessel turnaround time and value financial savings for the vessels.

In preparation of the implementation of JIT Platform, MPA carried out a number of coaching periods for the delivery and harbour craft communities. Since July 2023, these coaching periods enable the ship brokers, towage service suppliers, and bunker suppliers to have hands-on experiences and familiarise themselves with the system and its capabilities.

MPA will proceed to organise coaching periods within the subsequent few months and share the person information and coaching video on digitalPORT@SGTM.