Singapore Builds Transshipment Capacity

COSCO-PSA Terminal (CPT), a joint venture company formed by COSCO Pacific Limited and PSA Corporation, is investing in the new berths, and will move from its current two-berth terminal to three new mega berths as part of a Pasir Panjang Terminal expansion project. CPT was inaugurated in 2003 to establish a joint venture terminal at PSA’s Pasir Panjang Terminal Phase 1.
Two new container berths capable of serving large container ships will be operated by COSCO-PSA Terminal in Singapore in 2017.
The berths at Pasir Panjang Phases 3 and 4 are up to 18 meters deep and equipped with quay cranes able to reach across 24 rows of containers to serve the world's largest container ships. They also feature the latest port innovations such as a zero-emission, fully-automated electric yard crane system. All the new berths at Pasir Panjang Terminal are designed to be able to handle container ships with capacities larger than 10,000 TEUs.
A few of the planned 15 berths in Phases 3 and 4 of the Pasir Panjang Terminal are already operational. The rest of the S$3.5 billion ($2.6 billion) project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017, pushing Singapore's annual container handling capacity to 50 million TEUs.
PSA Singapore currently operates 57 berths at its container terminals in Tanjong Pagar, Keppel, Brani and Pasir Panjang.

(MarEx)