At the crossroads of seaborne trade, Singapore’s interconnectivity makes it the preferred port of call for more than 130,000 vessels totalling some 1.5 billion gross tons.

Singapore’s hub port is a complex stream of activity, handling a variety of cargoes at different terminals. About 30 million containers and 500 million tonnes of cargo are handled every year and more than 30 million tonnes of bunkers lifted annually. In addition, about a million visitors cruise into Singapore every year.

Technology is at the heart of Singapore’s intelligent port. Advanced technology enables MPA to oversee port and marine service providers round-the-clock, making sure that services are safe and reliable.

As Singapore’s national port planner, MPA is also responsible for the safe and optimal use of sea space and waterfront land. While our port can accommodate today’s largest ships, MPA is preparing for tomorrow’s increased cargo and mega ships by deepening channels and fairways, and developing the next generation of terminals.

With guidelines, procedures and systems in place, MPA ensures that the port of Singapore remains safe, secure and clean while maintaining a high level of reliability, speed and efficiency in its operations.

The guidelines, procedures and other information relating to the systems, activities and operations within the port of Singapore are covered in this section