Port of Singapore

Port of Singapore

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In Singapore, there are two main commercial port terminal operators. PSA Singapore Terminals manages the major share of container handling in Singapore, while Jurong Port Pte. is Singapore’s principal bulk and conventional cargo terminal operator. Their terminals can accommodate all vessel types, including container ships, bulk carriers, ro-ro ships, cargo freighters, coastal trading ships (coasters), and lighters (flat-bottom barges for transferring goods and cargo from moored ships.)

PSA Singapore Terminals operates four separate container terminals, with a total of more than fifty berths, at Tanjong Pagar, Keppel, Brani and Pasir Panjang, in one integrated facility. Pasir Panjang Terminal (PPT) can handle mega container vessels of above 13,000 TEUs with quay cranes that can reach across 22 rows of containers. Remote-controlled bridge cranes allow each operator to handle up to six cranes.

Jurong Port handles steel products, cement, project cargo and copper slag, using an extensive network of pipelines and conveyor systems for speedy and environmentally friendly discharge and loading.

Singapore is also widely considered one of the largest and most important bunkering ports in the world. Bunkering is the process of supplying fuels to ships for their own use.

28 Jul 2020
A data-sharing initiative between key container gateways in Europe and Asia underlines the need for shippers and service partners to be connected into multiple shipping networks.
Top 50 Global Container Ports 2018
09 Aug 2019
Asian gateways continued to dominate the global port market in 2018, handling more than three-quarters of the total throughput of the top 50 container ports worldwide.
29 May 2019
Singapore’s Tuas mega-port project is expected to bring greater efficiencies to existing operations while increasing capacity by about 20 million TEU annually in the first phase alone.
Port of Shanghai
10 Aug 2017
It is Shanghai’s seventh year atop the rankings.
06 Jun 2017
The digital transformation of Singapore and Rotterdam will play a crucial role in their competitiveness and both ports have launched new technology initiatives.
28 Mar 2017
CMA CGM said the terminal has achieved an average gross berth productivity of more than 160 moves per hour.
09 Jan 2017
PSA said the agreements take Singapore one step closer to the reality of autonomous freight transport.
02 Jan 2017
Southeast Asia’s port scene is incredibly dynamic, and 2017 will be a year of significant changes with big implications for shippers.
PSA Singapore, pictured, is the latest terminal operator to demand refundable deposits from shippers in order to release Hanjin Shipping cargo.
20 Sep 2016
PSA Singapore has issued a circular detailing the price of retrieving Hanjin Shipping containers.
The port of Singapore, pictured, is just one of the many transshipment hubs that can win or lose big on the whims of vessel-sharing agreements.
08 Aug 2016
The trend toward fewer services deploying larger vessels with multiple carriers pooling cargo will create winners and losers with the successful terminal operators most likely boasting strong connections to the dominant members of the alliances.
PSA Terminal in Singapore
09 Jun 2016
CMA CGM has agreed to form a joint venture with Singapore-based PSA.
24 Feb 2016
China’s major ports registered a slight increase in year-over-year container throughput in January. The country’s top 20 ports handled over 15.6 million 20-foot-equivalent units between them in the first month of 2016, an increase of 0.5 percent over the same month the previous year.
27 Jan 2016
Hong Kong slid to fifth place in the global port rankings after another dismal year of declining volumes, with the east Chinese port of Ningbo-Zhoushan stepping into fourth spot.
13 Jan 2016
The Singapore port is reducing the fees it charges container lines 10 percent as the volume at the world’s second-busiest port and Asia’s top transshipment hub sags.
18 Dec 2015
Container throughput at the port of Singapore fell by nearly 16 percent in November compared with the same month last year.
12 Oct 2015
Singapore’s Ministry of Transport and terminal operator PSA Corporation are planning to develop a container truck system that will boost port productivity by increasing the flow of boxes within the port and across the city-state’s streets.
21 Aug 2015
IBM and the Port Authority of Singapore are working to tap so-called Big Data to improve productivity and maritime safety at the major transshipment hub.
14 Jul 2015
Singapore became the second Asian hub port to declare slowing container throughput in June following weak growth reported by Shanghai last week in the run up to the peak season period from July to September.
24 Jun 2015
Singapore has opened two new phases of its $2.6 billion Pasir Panjiang Terminal, another step along a massive development road that will help the port cope with mega-ships and alliance complexities continuing to frustrate transshipment hubs in the region.
18 Jun 2015
The feasibility of a container “subway” in Singapore to carry containers from a new mega-port through underground tunnels is being studied.
27 Mar 2015
OOCL and Yang Ming Line have expanded their joint China-Pakistan Express (CPX) Service by adding a direct call at Adani Hazira Container Terminal, a private facility in West India, starting in mid-April.
Modern Terminals at port of Hong Kong
17 Feb 2015
Hopes of a pre-Chinese New Year container volume surge through Hong Kong port were firmly dashed as the January data showed the transshipment hub actually saw a year-over-year decline of 6.1 percent during the first month.
19 Jan 2015
Hong Kong port ended a year it would rather forget with annual container throughput falling for a third consecutive time, registering 22.2 million TEUs in 2014 that was down 0.3 percent on the previous year's numbers.
22 Dec 2014
A China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) executive has shrugged off demand forecasts predicting 3 to 5 percent market growth in the next few years that will not be enough to fill the capacity flooding into service.
16 Dec 2014
Cosco Pacific, the port operating arm of China’s largest shipping company, has growth its throughput by 10 percent from January through November this year, a reflection of strong export volumes that kept its terminals busy during the second half.
28 Nov 2014
There will be no speedy solution to the congestion that is creating bottlenecks at ports around the world as terminals battle to cope with growing trade and surges in container volume.
15 Oct 2014
A new, $54 million initiative in Singapore will research port management and urban congestion to help boost the country's port efficiency.
Singapore
16 Sep 2014
Container handling rose nearly 2 percent in August at the world’s largest transshipment hub, the Port of Singapore.
Edith Maersk
25 Aug 2014
The persistent congestion clogging major gateway ports in the U.S. and Europe is raising a debate about whether it’s just peak-season volumes causing delays in import shipments or the inability of ports to handle the sharp growth in container ship sizes.
Weekly wrap-up for August 2, 2014
02 Aug 2014
Port Metro Vancouver’s penalty system for terminals is cutting truck turn times and drawing attention from other North American ports struggling with drayage challenges. And congestion seen earlier this year at Rotterdam has continued, prompting diversions and surcharges, and the congestion is spreading to other ports in the North Europe range.
Port of Singapore’s container traffic rose 4.4 percent in the first half of 2014.
15 Jul 2014
The port of Singapore grew its container throughput 4.1 percent in June, compared to the same month last year, handling 2.84 million 20-foot containers, according to preliminary figures from the city-state port authority.
19 May 2014
Transshipment hubs in South and Southeast Asia are pouring investment into expanding facilities and adding new equipment to handle the increasing size of container vessels, the new alliance groupings and steadily improving trade.
14 Apr 2014
With productivity a growing battleground among container terminals, Singapore is making a high-profile research investment to ensure its port, the world’s second busiest, remains competitive.
Hong Kong container port
19 Mar 2014
The port of Hong Kong, which is already losing container market share to rival Chinese ports, faces further “significant” decline in volume following the launch of the P3 Network alliance...
Cargo at Changi Airport
20 Jan 2014
Singapore is set to benefit this year from its status as one of Asia’s leading transport hubs, as demand from key markets in the West boosts trade.
01 Aug 2013