Port of Singapore: Opening of PSA’S latest terminal development

When the expansion is fully operational by the end of 2017, Singapore will be able to handle a total of 50 million TEU of containers annually

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The Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, officially opened PSA Singapore Terminals’ (PSA) latest Pasir Panjang Terminal (PPT) Phases 3 and 4 development. The S$3.5 billion (EUR 2.3 billion) project, with almost 6,000 metres of quay length and up to 18 meters draft, is specifically designed to serve the next generation of mega container ships that PSA’s customers are deploying.
PPT Phases 3 and 4 feature class-leading infrastructure and the latest port innovations, such as a zero-emission, fully-automated electric yard crane system. Such technologies will help to raise port productivity, enhance PSA’s ability to manage greater business complexity and create more higher skill-based career opportunities.
Mr Fock Siew Wah, Group Chairman, PSA International said, “It is significant that today’s opening falls on the same day and month as the arrival of the first container vessel, the M.V. Nihon, in Singapore back in 1972. We are proud to be always alongside Singapore, playing a leading role in an industry which underpins our nation’s economic success.”
Beyond PPT, PSA is working closely with the Singapore government on the development of the future Tuas Port, which will incorporate more innovative automation systems, intelligent planning and control systems, and environmentally-sustainable solutions. With a designed capacity of 65 million TEU, the Tuas mega container port will ensure that Singapore is even more competitive and relevant as an International Maritime Centre for decades to come.
PSA operates the world’s largest container transhipment hub in Singapore. It links shippers to an excellent network of major shipping lines with connections to 600 ports globally. Shippers have access to daily sailings to every major port in the world at this mega hub. PSA Singapore Terminals handled 33.55 million TEU in 2014.