The port and terminal operator PSA International and ground handler and in-flight caterer SATS are partnering in several initiatives in an attempt to improve supply chain efficiency, and sea and air connectivity for cargo owners and logistics service providers.

Through a recently-signed MoU, PSA and SATS are to combine their talents to work on initiatives such as “yard-to-port” data linkages, network extensions between both companies and enhanced track-and-trace capabilities. All these are aimed at improving data transparency and ease of shipment movement across different free-trade zones.

One example that has been cited is how SATS can extend its services to new trade routes across both SATS and PSA, since SATS has become the world’s first ground handler to receive EU approval as an authorised establishment for the provision of meat trans-shipment services between New Zealand and the Europe.

SATS and PSA say that they will also be integrating their systems to aid regulatory compliance and add to their data analytics capabilities. COSYS+, the cargo terminal handling and management system operated by SATS, will be linked with CALISTATM, the global supply chain platform developed by PSA’s subsidiary, GeTS Asia. This should provide real-time updates and greater visibility for shipments transported across various modes of transport.