Referred to as a “Gateway to Asia,” the Port of Singapore encompasses a collection of facilities and terminals located within the Tanjong Pagar, Keppel, Brani, Pasir Panjang, Sembawang and Jurong districts. Port of Singapore was founded as a free trade zone in 1819 with the first modern containership arriving June 23, 1972. A decade later, Singapore became the world’s busiest port achieving one million TEUs of shipping tonnage in one year. However, in 2010 Singapore became the second busiest container port behind the Port of Shanghai. Today the port is a key international trade hub connected to more than 600 ports in over 120 countries and is handling more than 30 million TEUs a year.
PSA Singapore Terminals
- Container terminals: 4
- Berths: 54
Jurong Port Pte Ltd
- Bulk and conventional cargo
– Volume 2011: 29.9 million TEUs
– Volume 2012: 31.6 million TEUs
Climate and Geography:
Singapore’s harbors are located on the southern end of the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia just 130 kilometers north of the equator, making the weather hot and humid.