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Singapore has celebrated the opening of three additional berths at its Tuas mega port.
Singapore’s Tuas Port is set to become the world’s largest container port once fully operational sometime in the early 2040s.
The port, which will be operated by PSA Corporation, is being developed in four phases that will have a combined 65 million TEUs annual capacity. For comparison, that’s about three times the current capacity of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach combined.
The port will occupy about 5 square miles of reclaimed land on the western side of Singapore. Once completed, all of Singapore’s container operations will be relocated there.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore said the opening of the berths marked a “momentous milestone”.
Tuas Port Phase 1, which is expected to be completed in 2027, will have 21 deep-water berths capable of handling 20 million TEU. The first two berths started operations in December 2021.
In total, 66 berths are planned stretching about 16 miles.
The port will also be fully automated, with autonomous vehicles and equipment, and it is aiming for net zero emissions by 2050.
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