PSA Marine Sustainability Movement
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  • Forging Bonds Across Continents

    People
    Corporate Culture

    In celebration of PSA Marine Peru joining the PSA global family in 2020, employees from PSA Marine and PSA Marine Peru gathered in Lima, Peru to hold their inaugural Townhall. Leaders from both entities extended their warm welcomes and shared their excitements for the journey ahead. Team building activities and site visits were held to allow both teams to immerse in the richness of each culture and forge relationships that transcend boundaries and nations!
    *During pre-COVID time

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  • We Are #OnePSAM Family

    People
    Corporate Culture

    We celebrate diversity by having foreigners from countries across Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, India, Philippines and China, in our workforce at PSA Marine. The vibrant and diverse community has brought us countless new experiences and opportunities over the years. Friendships were forged beyond workplace as we embrace and respect cultural differences, exemplifying the #OnePSAM spirit!

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  • Honouring Our Veterans

    People
    Corporate Culture

    At PSA Marine, we bring together different generations under one roof and into our workforce. Having age diverse teams enhanced our capabilities through a variety of experiences, perspectives and skillsets. We recognise and honour the contributions of our older employees who have been with our organisation for more than 30 years during the Long Service Award Ceremony held annually. Together with a personalised note from Managing Director, Peter Chew, they would also receive maritime-related memorabilia to commemorate the special occasion. Social media series, #VeteransOfPSAMarine, was introduced to share our veterans’ stories and journey at PSA. We appreciate the veterans of PSA Marine who have given their unwavering support and hard work to PSA Marine for the past decades.

    Read how we celebrate our pioneers here!

  • From Farm To Table To Community

    People
    Community

    PSA Marine believes that we have the responsibility to support charitable social causes in the community we operate in. Taking a spin, PSA Marine weaves in green purposes as we give back to the community. On 20 May 2022, our employees gathered at Gerické, PSA Marine’s smart hydroponics rooftop farm for a meaningful cause. Vegetables grown at Gerické were harvested and packed for donation to St Luke’s ElderCare (SLEC). A total of 120 kg of Water Spinach, Choy Sum and Bak Choy were brought over to SLEC’s Telok Blangah and Ayer Rajah Care Centres to be distributed to the elderly! This initiative saw how sustainability could come into full circle, from farm to table back to community, making difference one step at a time.

    Find out more here!

  • Valuing Lives As Top Priority

    People
    Health and Safety

    Workplace safety and health protection are one of PSA Marine’s top priorities. Our MQSD team strives to promote safety and healthy living while ensuring safety measures are being adhered to. The PSA Marine Safety Week is held annually at the start of the year as employees from all business units gather to promote the safety cause. Individuals who have exemplified and advocated safety awareness during their course of work were also commended during the event. Additionally, employees learnt more about personal wellness building through the webinars and activities held in conjunction with the event. PSA Marine values the lives of our employees, contractors and external visitors, so everyone returns to their families safely, healthily.

  • Women Of PSA Marine

    People
    Corporate Culture

    Today, women represent less than 2% of the global maritime workforce. Within this historically male dominated industry, PSA Marine has been making a concerted effort to support, recognise and celebrate the contributions of women in PSA Marine who have been making a difference, attributing to the success of maritime, onshore and at sea.

    Find out more here!

  • Standing United Against COVID-19

    People
    Corporate Culture

    As we entered 2021 under trying times brought by the pandemic, our frontline employees persevered and continue to be onsite to perform their duties. To safeguard our staffs while they play their part in keeping Singapore waters moving, routine testing regimes were arranged, along with extensive precautionary measures that have been put in place. COVID-19 care packs were prepared for all employees as a token of appreciation for working relentlessly alongside each other as One PSAM.

  • Dual Fuel Dual Possibilities

    Planet
    Decarbonisation

    As part of PSA Marine’s continuous commitment to a greener marine environment, two dual fuel LNG harbour tugs, PSA Aspen and PSA Oak, were built and deployed for operations in 2019 and 2020. The PSA Marine dual fuel LNG harbour tugs are equipped to operate in either diesel or LNG mode. These vessels contribute towards significant reductions in particulate matter, SOx-, NOx-, CO2- emissions and noise pollution. They have also demonstrated same capabilities and performance compared to conventional diesel-fueled harbour tugs. The operationalization of these harbour tugs is a major milestone in our fleet sustainability journey.

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  • Electrifying For A Greener Tomorrow

    Planet
    Decarbonisation

    Together with like-minded partners, PSA Marine has embarked on an initiative to design and develop new-build hybrid-electric vessels that could fit our operational profile and requirements whilst optimising power load and reducing fuel consumption.

    Incorporating the tenets of design-thinking, PSA Marine is always scanning the horizon for relevant & ready technologies to incorporate in our next-gen fleet design.

    Watch this video to find out more!

  • Optimizing Transit Speed For A Cleaner Sea

    Planet
    Decarbonisation

    Fuel consumption increases when marine vessels transit at higher speeds. At lower speeds suitable for operations within the port, tugs can reduce fuel consumption, translating to lower carbon emissions.

    By combining real-time information and crew deployment, PSA Marine correlates key data such as transit speed, machinery status and fuel consumption together with the deployment of marine crew onboard our tugs, and tailor specific interventions to reduce fuel consumption and lower carbon emissions.

    It also allows our frontline marine crew, particularly the tug masters, to play a direct and important role in PSA Marine’s sustainability efforts.

  • Translating Data Into Knowledge For Sustainability

    Planet
    Decarbonisation

    The Fleet D2K (Data-To-Knowledge) Centre is the latest PSA Marine initiative in leveraging data and technology to digitalise and decarbonise our Singapore fleet.

    With the use of IoT, cloud and other digital technologies, we can now observe and monitor our vessel fleet anytime and anywhere whilst at the same time, leverage video technology to detect anomalies and predict behaviours.

    By combining multiple streams of data such as geo-location, vessel movement, machinery health and equipment operating status, PSA Marine translates data into knowledge and action. Starting from Scope 1 emissions, we are doing our part in creating a sustainable future for generations to come.

    Find out more about Fleet D2K Centre here!

  • Exploring Biofuel Energy

    Planet
    Decarbonisation

    The trial application of B30 biodiesel on one of PSA Marine’s harbour launches provided us a first-hand experience and deeper appreciation on the implementation of biofuels for internal combustion engines.

    Starting with a shore test phase followed by a sea-trial phase, the trial was completed successfully, proving that the use of biodiesel is one of the various pathways to reduce overall fleet emissions.

  • Trialing Environmental-Friendly Coatings For Performance Enhancement

    Planet
    Decarbonisation

    PSA Marine is in the progress of trailing the application of environmentally friendly silicon-based coatings on selected vessels’ hulls and propellers, which will in turn increase water flow and reduce drag. Along with the improved hydrodynamic qualities, reduced energy consumption was observed from the tested vessels, which subsequently reduces carbon footprint in the long run. Stay tuned to find out more!

  • Food Sustainability Starts At Work

    Planet
    Green Initiative

    With the objective of educating future generations on food security and sustainability while creating a space for all, a smart hydroponics farm was set up on PSA Marine’s office rooftop. Named as Gerické (Ge-ri-kay), the farm is a tribute to Dr. William Frederick Gericke - the "father of hydroponics", where vegetables are grown and harvested through a modern hydroponics system, incorporated with smart technologies such as IoT (Internet of Things) sensors and cameras.

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  • Supporting Offshore Windfarms

    Planet
    Green Business

    Being one of the key renewable energies, wind currently meets 16% of Europe’s electricity demand. In support of the wind industry, PSA Marine provides a fleet of crew transfer vessels (CTVs) and service accommodation transfer vessel (SATV), built to the highest technical specifications, providing safe and efficient 24/7 services to assist in the construction, operation and maintenance of offshore windfarms in Europe and Taiwan. The CTVs are operated under the ISM code and certified to DNV GL classification standards. Our services contribute towards the generation of sustainable energy source for the future.

  • Same Paint, Less Wastage, Greater Good

    Planet
    Green Initiative

    Both PSA Wanda and PSA Vision joined the PSA Marine Singapore fleet on 7 Mar 2022, adding strength to our “superhero” series of named harbour tugs.

    Both tugs carry the red-white-grey colour scheme, not only as a signature to differentiate our Singapore towage fleet from other operators, but also a means of simplifying upkeep and optimising paint usage across the fleet!

    The standardisation of paint scheme is a simple but practical way to demonstrate our commitment towards sustainable business practices. It lowers paint consumption, minimise wastages, and as a result, decreases operating costs and doing good for our planet.

  • Light Up While Reducing Energy

    Planet
    Green Initiative

    As part of PSA Marine's continuous effort to reduce unnecessary resource consumption, installation of motion-sensor lightings is one of the projects that the company has undertaken since 2020. Places such as lobby area, lift corridors, toilets, staircases and basement carparks have since been installed with LED lightings that are able to detect motion and switch on only when in need. This initiative has enabled us to save electricity costs through the reduction in energy consumption, leading to lesser fossil fuels usage and CO2 emission.

  • Giving E-waste A Better Afterlife

    Planet
    Green Campaign

    In PSA Marine Singapore West Coast Base, an e-waste collection drive was organised for employees to deposit their e-waste for recycling. This is part of the organisation's Go Green effort to inspire our employees to adopt a sustainable lifestyle and be mindful of their consumption pattern and waste production. A total of 107kg of electronic waste was collected and sent to designated facilities for resources recycling and proper disposal.

  • Switching Off For Earth Hour

    Planet
    Green Initiative

    Every year, PSA Marine joins the world as individuals, communities and businesses come together to switch off in the symbolic one-hour lights-out movement. Our Singapore headquarter, along with overseas business units in Peru and Bangladesh participated by turning off all lights at offices, bases and workshops, pledging our support in this world’s largest movement for the environment.

  • Advocating Through Go Green Campaign

    Planet
    Green Campaign

    The PSA Go Green event takes place annually where all business units around the world participate in various green initiatives, doing their part for the environment. At PSA Marine, various sustainability-themed workshops and activities are held to encourage our employees to embrace green mindsets and take green actions. Go Green initiative is PSA’s effort to promote environmental awareness while highlighting our collective and individual efforts for the environment.

  • Verifying Carbon Footprint through ISO 14064

    Planet
    Green Initiative

    In 2022, PSA Marine engaged a third-party certification body, TÜV SÜD PSB to perform a verification of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) statement reported by the company, in accordance to ISO 14064-1:2018. The verification of PSA Marine’s GHG statement includes the assessment of the company’s GHG information system, monitoring and reporting plan/protocol. A risk-based approach was adopted, drawing on an understanding of the risks associated with reporting GHG emissions information and the controls in place to mitigate. TÜV SÜD PSB concluded that PSA Marine’s GHG statement is conforming to the requirements of ISO 14064-1:2018.

  • Streamlining Processes Through RPA

    Prosperity
    Innovation and Technology

    In 2020, PSA Marine embarked on the journey of integrating Robotic Process Automation (RPA) into various work processes, with the objective of streamlining recurring, mundane tasks for greater efficiency and higher work productivity. PSA Marine also collaborated with higher learning institutions as the students assumed the role as a RPA robot developer to build user-centric RPA robots. The introduction of RPA is a game changer in PSA Marine, delivering reliable results with lesser resources required.

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  • Reimagining Work Through Remote Surveys

    Prosperity
    Innovation and Technology

    In collaboration with Bureau Veritas Marine Singapore, PSA Marine carried out an inaugural remote marine survey for PSA Aspen, one of PSA Marine’s dual fuel LNG harbour tug.

    This marks the first time a harbour tug registered under the Singapore Registry of Ships has undergone a fully accredited annual survey conducted remotely, without a surveyor physically present onboard the vessel. This was followed next by PSA Oak, PSA Marine’s other dual fuel LNG harbour tug, completing its annual survey in the same fashion.

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  • Fueling Connectivity With ONEHANDSHAKE™

    Prosperity
    Innovation and Technology

    PSA Marine's ONEHANDSHAKE™ is an innovative digital platform built to connect all mariners in one. Comprising of different modules which includes pilot event updates, liquid bulk application, bunkering, and vessel pilot communications, ONEHANDSHAKE™ is designed to share information on all Singapore port activities with a network of maritime stakeholders, for better connectivity and communication.

    Watch this video to find out more about ONEHANDSHAKE™.

  • Translating Data Into Knowledge For Sustainability

    Prosperity
    Innovation and Technology

    The Fleet D2K (Data-To-Knowledge) Centre is the latest PSA Marine initiative in leveraging data and technology to digitalise and decarbonise our Singapore fleet.

    With the use of IoT, cloud and other digital technologies, we can now observe and monitor our vessel fleet anytime and anywhere whilst at the same time, leverage video technology to detect anomalies and predict behaviours.

    By combining multiple streams of data such as geo-location, vessel movement, machinery health and equipment operating status, PSA Marine translates data into knowledge and action. Starting from Scope 1 emissions, we are doing our part in creating a sustainable future for generations to come.

    Find out more about Fleet D2K Centre here!

  • Supporting Offshore Windfarms

    Prosperity
    Innovation and Technology

    Being one of the key renewable energies, wind currently meets 16% of Europe’s electricity demand. In support of the wind industry, PSA Marine provides a fleet of crew transfer vessels (CTVs) and service accommodation transfer vessel (SATV), built to the highest technical specifications, providing safe and efficient 24/7 services to assist in the construction, operation and maintenance of offshore windfarms in Europe and Taiwan. The CTVs are operated under the ISM code and certified to DNV GL classification standards. Our services contribute towards the generation of sustainable energy source for the future.

  • Sealing Singapore’s First Maritime Sector Green Loan

    Prosperity
    Business Prosperity

    In Nov 2020, PSA Marine has been granted a sustainability-linked loan from DBS Bank. The three-year EUR 30 million equivalent loan features an interest rate adjustment linked to an ESG (environmental, social and governance) target, which requires PSA Marine’s Crew Transfer Vessels to be substantially deployed to support offshore wind energy-related activities, such as the transportation and accommodation of personnel, cargoes and equipment for offshore windfarms. This is PSA Marine’s first sustainability-linked loan and the first of its kind granted to a company in Singapore’s maritime industry. The investment made in support of offshore wind market through the loan reaffirms PSA Marine’s commitment to support a cleaner and greener future. PSA Marine will continue to partner with financial institutions and like-minded organisations to explore new opportunities in this space.