Ground broken at Singapore’s Tuas Port

Ground broken at Singapore’s Tuas Port
Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, placing a torch on the grounds of Tuas Port

PSA Corporation has celebrated a significant milestone with the Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong placing a torch on the grounds of Tuas Port, the long term home of the country’s mega port operations.

As the biggest port project in the world, Tuas is designed to meet and exceed the future demands of the world’s largest mega-vessels, mega-alliances and mega-networks.

It represents the future of the Singapore Transhipment Hub with 26 km of deepwater berths (up to 23 m chart datum), and the capability to handle 65m teu annually.

To deliver efficiency, productivity and environmental sustainability, the port incorporates innovations such as data-driven operations management systems, wharf and yard automation, full-electric automated guided vehicles, as well as smart engineering and power management platforms.

Peter Voser, group chairman of PSA International, said: “Tuas is an opportunity for us to reinvigorate and reimagine. By venturing beyond the physical port into complementary logistics capabilities and integrated digital systems, PSA will take the lead in transforming the industry to better deliver holistic cargo solutions for our customers and promote greater supply chain efficiency.

“The integrated Tuas Ecosystem sets the stage for Singapore to not only consolidate our position as the world’s largest transhipment hub, but also reinvent ourselves as a leading global supply chain and logistics centre.”

To be progressively developed in four phases, Tuas Port’s first berths are scheduled to commence operations in 2021. When completed in 2040, the port is anticipated to be the world’s single largest fully automated terminal in the world.

PSA’s three city terminals at Tanjong Pagar, Keppel and Brani will move to Tuas by 2027 while by 2040, Pasir Panjang Terminals will be consolidated at Tuas.

Beyond container handling, the port is also envisioned as a key nucleus and multiplier of a wider Tuas Ecosystem.

Comprising synergistic industries and supply chain nodes interlinked by physical and digital connections, the ecosystem is meant to orchestrate supply chain solutions to further the connectivity of Singapore’s future economy.