KPI OceanConnect, Pacific International Lines (PIL) Bunker One have announced the successful completion of their first live electronic marine fuel inventory statement for an overseas delivery through the Singapore Trade Data Exchange (SGTraDex).
Singapore-flagged container vessel Kota Rakan, owned by PIL, was bunkered with Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO) by Bunker One at the port of Lome in Togo, Africa on February 7, 2023. The bunker delivery note (BDN), bunkering sale invoice and fuel delivery were submitted and exchanged on the same day via SGTraDex.
As part of its strategy to enhance transparency in the marine fuels industry, KPI OceanConnect has adopted SGTraDex to streamline invoicing and reduce manual processing time. In addition, the platform also serves as a secured channel for the transfer of various trade documents, including but not limited to bills of lading, certificates of quality, and letters of credit.
Launched in June 2022 as a public-private partnership, SGTraDex is a common data infrastructure that facilitates the sharing of data between supply chain ecosystem partners, streamlining information flows through a common data highway where data can be shared in a trusted, secure, and inclusive manner.
The successful completion of this live electronic transaction demonstrates KPI OceanConnect and PIL’s commitment to implementing innovation and digitalisation in their businesses, while also reinforcing the value of the common data infrastructure.
Antoine Cadoux, CEO at SGTraDex Services, said: “We are excited to have played a pivotal role in facilitating this overseas bunker delivery between KPI OceanConnect, Pacific International Lines and Bunker One. By leveraging on our common data infrastructure, parties involved in the transaction were able to streamline their document exchange processes with increased transparency and enhanced efficiency. This achievement underpins the critical role that SGTraDex can play in driving digitalisation across the maritime industry, within and outside of Singapore.”
Peter Zachariassen, CEO at Bunker One, said: “We are incredibly proud to be a part of this first-ever supply via the SGTradex platform outside Singapore. This opportunity fits perfectly well into our digitalisation strategy and efforts to create more transparency in the supply chain. We are constantly optimizing our processes, staying agile and pursuing our goal of being the preferred business partner for our customers.”