Tuas Port, when fully developed in four phases, will be the world’s single largest container port capable of handling up to 65 million TEUs annually. From planning to implementation, Tuas Port will be a resilient port. It provides a single consolidated location for Singapore’s container activities, which significantly reduces inter-terminal haulage operations and GHG emissions. Finger-piers with caisson quay wall were adopted to maximise limited land and sea space while creating 115 hectares more land. Coupled with long linear berths and design depth of -23m at Chart Datum, it can accommodate mega container ships exceeding 450m in length. Above Ground Space will also be introduced, adding 240ha of space for port-related uses.
Sustainability is integral to the construction of Tuas Port. To adapt to rising sea levels, Tuas Port will have an operational platform of 5m above MSL. More than 50% of the total fill materials for Phases 1 and 2 are dredged material and excavated earth from construction projects. Reusing such materials, reduces the reliance on sand for reclamation and saves more than S$2 billion in fill material costs.
In order to protect marine habitats and sensitive commercial water intakes, environmental impact assessments were conducted to establish strict Environmental Quality Objectives for compliance during the reclamation works. A S$6 million programme was implemented to relocate impacted corals together with nature volunteers and non-governmental organisations, and the relocated corals survival rate was 80%.
Beyond the physical port, Tuas Port will be a digital and automated port. Digital innovations such as Digitalport@SG and Just-in-Time System will streamline vessel clearance processes, enable just-in-time operations and improve the turnaround time of ships in the port. Automated and electrified port equipment will improve productivity. Together with the Maritime Singapore Green Initiative, Tuas Port is well positioned to be the resilient port of the future.