PSA Singapore today inaugurated Tuas Port, with the first three berths operational at Phase One of the development. This marks a significant milestone in Singapore’s maritime history, reaffirming the nation’s status as a global hub port augmented by world-class technologies.
The mega port will encompass an extensive and well-connected supply chain and logistics ecosystem in the Tuas area – situated along Singapore’s western seaboard. As the nucleus of Singapore’s maritime and logistics value chain, Tuas Port is poised to offer a comprehensive suite of value-added port services and innovative cargo solutions by leveraging technology and automation. The adoption of digital solutions also enhances the port’s capability to orchestrate supply chains and better support PSA’s customers in managing cargo flows.
Tuas Port has 23 metres of draft alongside, with a total berth length of 26km. At present, 500 staff are working on site, with the terminal being progressively developed in four phases. When fully operational in the 2040s, it is expected to be the world’s largest fully automated container terminal in a single location, with an annual handling capacity of 65 million TEUs.
Group Chairman Peter Voser said, “This is a momentous occasion, and we are thrilled to transform our vision into reality. Tuas Port is where we can help to realise the immense potential of Singapore as a trade hub for the world, and where our people’s passion for excellence meets a higher purpose. We will live up to this responsibility and continue to span new frontiers to achieve sustainable business success. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the Government of Singapore, our customers, business partners and all our stakeholders for their unwavering support all these years. I am confident that by working together alongside, we can realise even greater visions in the future.”
Group CEO Tan Chong Meng said, “As an enabler of global trade, PSA has contributed to Singapore’s success as an open and connected trading economy. Tuas Port provides us with an opportunity to reinvigorate this mission for the digital age and I believe it will further boost trade growth flowing through Singapore. By dovetailing our port operations with the greater ecosystem in Tuas and collaborating with like-minded partners for integrated intermodal solutions, we can better navigate the growing complexities of global supply chains. We look forward to embarking on this exciting journey alongside our stakeholders to orchestrate trade growth and drive efficient, resilient, and sustainable supply chain solutions for our customers.”
Regional CEO Southeast Asia Ong Kim Pong said, “Our people are anchored by a strong sense of purpose, and they have made what was impossible yesterday, possible today. Tuas Port represents the future of PSA and our people in Singapore, and my heartfelt thanks go out to the dedicated staff, unions, and management team, for being alongside each other in taking on this mammoth task and succeeding beyond expectations. We count on your dedication and steadfast support in the years to come as we continue the pioneering work at Tuas, innovating and challenging norms to elevate our performance for a more sustainable port, maritime and supply chain industry in Singapore.”
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