Jurong Port

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Jurong Port Pte Ltd
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Type: Private
Corporatized: 2001
Headquarters: Singapore
Key People:

Chairman:
Lee Chong Kwee

CEO:
Matthew Chan
Industry: Maritime
Services: Port Operator
Parent Company: JTC Corporation
Website: www.jp.com.sg

Jurong Port Pte Ltd (Chinese: 裕廊海港私人有限公司) is a port operator headquartered in Singapore. Jurong Port, which operates the only multi-purpose port in Singapore, handles bulk, breakbulk and containerized cargo. The Port welcomes over 40,000 vessel-calls annually.

It is bounded by Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Jurong Pier Road, Jurong Island Highway, Seraya Avenue and Sugnei Jurong, including Pulau Damar Laut.

History[edit]

Corporate
In 1963, Jurong Port was set up by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) to support the growth of Singapore’s first and biggest industrial estate, Jurong Industrial Estate. In 1965, the port officially commenced operations. In 1968, Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) was set up to drive the industrial estate development in Singapore and Jurong Port became a business division under JTC. On January 1, 2001, Jurong Port was corporatized and became a fully owned subsidiary of JTC Corporation.

Infrastructure
Jurong Port commenced operations with only two berths. Growing in tandem with the rapid growth of industries in JTC, cargo traffic in Jurong Port passed the million ton mark for the first time in 1970. In 1971, Jurong Port embarked on an expansion programme that provided for four additional deep water general purpose berths, the extension of an existing berth and the addition of warehouses and transit sheds. Further extensions on the five berths were carried out again in 1971.

As the Company continued to grow, additional capacity was required and Jurong Port announced the construction and reclamation of Pulau Damar Laut (PDL) in 1989. PDL provided additional land area and created more deepwater multi-purpose berths. In 1996, Singapore went through a land intensification program to increase land utilization. Resulting from the program was the Jurong Port Cement Terminal, a dedicated common-user cement facility.

In 2001, Jurong Port started its Container Terminal on PDL becoming a full-fledged multi-purpose port. In 2008, Jurong Port started the Penjuru Terminal to handle lighterage and shipchandling businesses.

It is bounded by Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, Jurong Pier Road, Jurong Island Highway, Seraya Avenue and Sugnei Jurong, including Pulau Damar Laut.

Facilities[edit]

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Jurong Port is an international Multi-Purpose Port Operator operating a General Cargo Terminal, Bulk Cargo Terminal, Container Terminal, Penjuru Terminal for lighters, a Small Craft Terminal and mechanical ramps for Roll-On Roll-Off landing crafts. Jurong Port handled about 13.5 million tons and 720 thousand twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU)s of containers in 2009. Its port facilities are as follows:

  • Total Land Area:152 ha
  • Land Area under Free Trade Zone (FTZ): 124 ha
  • Total Berth Length: 5.6 km
  • Total No. of Berths: 30 + 2 Roll-on Roll-off mechanical ramps
  • Maximum Permissible Draft Alongside: 15.7 m
  • Maximum Vessel Size: 150,000 deadweight tonnes(DWT)
  • FTZ Warehouses: 159,000 m2
  • Non-FTZ Warehouses: 15,000 m2

General cargo terminal[edit]

The General Cargo Terminal handles a diverse range of cargoes including steel products, project cargo, machinery and mechanical appliances. As a transshipment and storage hub accredited by the London Metal Exchange, Jurong Port’s General Cargo Terminal also handles metal ingots.

Bulk cargo terminal[edit]

The Bulk Cargo Terminal handles bulk cargo like bulk cement, furnace slag, copper slag and liquid bulk. Jurong Port has a dedicated common-user facility to handle bulk cement. This Cement Terminal is one of the world’s largest common-user cement facilities and consists of two dedicated berths equipped with three cement screw unloaders linked to a fully enclosed air-slide, non-pollutive conveyor system. Jurong Port handles more than 90% of cement throughput into Singapore.

Container terminal[edit]

Operations started in July 2001. The terminal has a total berth length of exceeding 1.4 km and an annual handling capacity of 1.8million TEUs. The terminal has a global direct connectivity to over 80 ports in 45 countries.

Ro-Ro[edit]

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics plans to develop a ro-ro hub at the port.[1]

Accolades[edit]

Singapore National Infocomm Awards

  • 2010 - Merit Award under the category "Most Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology" (Private Sector)

IDC Awards

  • 2010 - IDC Enterprise Innovation Awards

Frost and Sullivan

  • 2010 – Best Multi-purpose Terminal Operator of the Year (Asia Pacific)

Lloyd’s List Asia Award

  • 2009 – Award for Achievement in Safety

Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA)

  • 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 – Best Emerging Container Terminal Operator – Asia
  • 2008, 2009, 2010 – Best Container Terminal Operator (Under 1 million TEUs per Annum) – Asia

Supply Chain & Management Logistics World Awards

  • 2007 – Best Asia Pacific Container Terminal

Safety[edit]

On 8.05.2007 some workers were injured while loading containers on board MV'Rickmers New Orleans' when they tripped and fell over steel plates, which were improperly stacked.Operations were halted temporarily for investigations. Following this incident, steps were taken to further enhance the safety management of the port; it subsequently won a safety award from Lloyd's List.[2]

After an accident in 2008, Jurong Port re-doubled its efforts to build and consolidate its safety culture through a series of programs and initiatives. As a result, Jurong Port was recognized with the Award for Achievement in Safety from Lloyd's List in 2009.[3]

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