About the Maritime and Port Authority

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was established on 2 February 1996, with the mission to develop Singapore as a premier global hub port and international maritime centre (IMC), and to advance and safeguard Singapore’s strategic maritime interests. MPA is the driving force behind Singapore’s port and maritime development, taking on the roles of Port Authority, Port Regulator, Port Planner, IMC Champion, and National Maritime Representative. MPA partners the industry and other agencies to enhance safety, security and environmental protection in our port waters, facilitate port operations and growth, expand the cluster of maritime ancillary services, and promote maritime R&D and manpower development.

Tuas Terminal Project

Tuas terminal is a next-generation container terminal being constructed by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

The mega-port will have the capacity to handle up to 65 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of cargo a year, making it the world’s biggest  container terminal upon completion. The existing Singaporean container terminals at Tanjong Pagar, Pasir Panjang, Keppel, and Brani will be relocated and merged with the Tuas terminal upon its completion.

Construction of the mega-port commenced with phase one works in February 2015, with the terminal planned to become fully operational in 2040.