Singapore: PSA Singapore Terminals announced yesterday dramatic changes to its future operations, which will see the majority of berths shift from the city centre to Tuas. The $2.9bn development of phases 3 and 4 of its Pasir Panjang Terminal will feature an automated container yard equipped with proprietary intelligent planning and operation systems, as well as unmanned, rail mounted gantry cranes. These cranes, along with those installed at the berths, will run on electricity and be more environmentally sustainable.
PPT Phases 3 and 4 (artist’s impression, pictured) will have a total of 15 new berths. With nearly 6,000 metres of quay length and up to 18 metres draft, the new terminals will be able to serve the next generation of containerships, while maintaining high service standards.
When fully developed over the course of this decade, the new terminals will boost Singapore’s total container handling capacity to 50m teu per year.
The announcement comes as Singapore property prices continue to report robust figures and PSA’s prime land in the city centre is eyed for future development in the next decade. [02/10/12]