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As the global recession led to a plunge in world trade,


PSA says it management, staff and the unions pulled together to introduce cost-control measures while endeavouring to maintain world-class quality service. The company says that that the last two months of


2009 and the first quarter of 2010 brought some encouraging signs of recovery and it retains a “cautious outlook” and is “not sanguine about a swift recovery”. PSA has completed a new container stacking yard at its


1 Singapore Throughput: 25,866,000teu


(-13.5%)


Even a decline of over 4m teu failed to knock Singapore off the top spot in 2009 and it retained its crown for the fifth consecutive year. PSA Singapore Terminals handled 25.14m teu through its four terminals, while Jurong accounted for 724,000teu.


Brani Terminal, and several berths at the Keppel Terminal were upgraded with additional super post-panamax quay cranes. Five new berths have also been added at Pasir Panjang Terminal and PSA is working with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on the development of the Phases III and IV. The new phases will add another 16 new berths with handling capacity of 14m teu at Pasir Panjang and land reclamation is currently underway. PSA claims it handles about one-fifth of the world’s


total transhipment throughput at its Singapore facilities, with transhipment accounting for nearly 85% of throughput there. PSA is keen to press ahead with green initiatives and


recently signed an agreement that will see it trial a hybrid hydraulic drive system on from ST Kinetics on its fleet of terminal tractors in Singapore. The equipment is expected to demonstrate a 20% reduction in fuel consumption compared with conventionally powered machines.


2 Shanghai Throughput: 25,002,000teu


(-10.7%)


China’s number one box port fell a long way short of the 29m teu target it set itself for 2009. Throughput plummeted by over 3m teu, or 10.7%, but that was broadly in line with the world’s other leading container ports. Of the 25m teu handled in Shanghai last year, 13.54m


teu was processed in the Waigaoqiao port area and 7.85m teu at the Yangshan deepwater port. Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG), the


operator of all public terminals in the city, issued Rmb4bn (US$588m) worth of one-year debt in October 2009 to ensure the port had sufficient capital to support its expansion plans. It is investing Rmb4.9bn to construct the sixth phase of


Waigaoqiao container terminal, which contains a 100,000- tonne and two 70,000-tonne box terminals, two 50,000- tonne ro-ro terminals and two feeder berths. Waigaoqiao phase VI will have an annual capacity to handle 2.1m teu and 730,000 vehicles when it becomes operational. Its ro- ro terminal has already begun a trial run. The operator has also planned further expansion in Yangshan and a


August 2010


seventh phase in Waigaoqiao. SIPG says it will strengthen its network along the


Yangtze River by investing in Yibing port in western central China’s Sichuan province and intends to build 11 berths at the inland port. Yangtze River ports have been an important cargo source for Shanghai, and SIPG has investments in more than 10 river ports including Nanjing, Wuhan and Chongqing. As world trade has started to pick up, Shanghai saw


throughput rise 18.72% year-on-year to 13.86m teu in the first half of 2010.


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