Singapore has two main commercial port terminal operators, namely PSA Corporation Limited and Jurong Port. Both ports can accommodate all vessel types.
The Port of Singapore includes terminals located at Tanjong Pagar, Keppel, Brani, Pasir Panjang, Sembawang and Jurong. They can accommodate all types of vessels, including container ships, bulk carries, ro-ro ships, cargo freighters, coasters and lighters.
The terminals are managed by two commercial port operators – PSA Singapore Terminals, which manages the major share of container handling in Singapore and Jurong Port Pte Ltd, which is Singapore’s main bulk and conventional cargo terminal operator.
PSA Singapore Terminals
PSA Singapore Terminals operates four container terminals with a total of 52 berths at Tanjong Pagar, Keppel, Brani, and Pasir Panjang as one seamless and integrated facility.
Its newest terminal, Pasir Panjang Terminal (PPT), can handle mega container vessels of 13,000 TEUs or more with quay cranes that can reach across 22 rows of containers. Remote controlled bridge cranes allow each operator to handle up to six cranes.
PSA Singapore Terminals also operates a dedicated car terminal at PPT and is fast becoming a vehicle transhipment hub for the region, handling about one million vehicles annually. In January 2009, Singapore's first dedicated car terminal, the Asia Automobile Terminal (Singapore), began operations. It is a joint venture of PSA Singapore Terminals, NYK and "K" Line.
Jurong Port is a multi-purpose port and the main bulk and conventional cargo gateway for Singapore and the region.
The port handles steel products, cement, project cargo and copper slag, among others, using an extensive network of pipelines and conveyor systems for speedy and environment-friendly discharge and loading. It is also accredited by the London Metal Exchange as an ideal storage and transhipment hub for companies dealing in metals such as steel and tin ingots.
With its multi-purpose capabilities, Jurong Port is able to handle different types of cargoes efficiently and seamlessly at the same teminal.