The Tuas Mega Port is the centrepiece of Singapore’s Next Generation Port vision and demonstrates its strong commitment to strengthening and sustaining its leadership position as a global hub port and International Maritime Centre. Singapore plans to move all its port related activities to Tuas South from 2027, freeing up prime land in Tanjong Pagar and Pasir Panjang for future residential and mixed-use developments.
The Tuas Terminal will be developed in four phases over 30 years, with Phase 1 scheduled to be completed by the early 2020s. Phase 1 of the terminal will be able to handle about 20 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of cargo a year. The entire Tuas Terminal could eventually handle 65 million TEUs of cargo annually – nearly double what Singapore handled in 2014. The first building block of Singapore’s future Tuas mega port has been launched in April 2016. The development of Tuas Terminal will require the reclamation of 294ha of land on the southern edge.