Our History

1819: Arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles. Founding of modern Singapore as free port.
1946: Singapore Port Workers Union (SPWU) is formed. 
1964:  Port of Singapore Authority formed as a statutory board. 
1967: Port Officers' Union (POU) is formed. 
1971: Takes over British Naval Base at Sembawang and establishes Sembawang Wharves.
1972: Arrival of the first containership to Singapore, M.V. Nihon on 23 June. Operations at first container berth commence at Tanjong Pagar Terminal. 
1982: Singapore becomes the world's busiest port by shipping tonnage.
Achieves one million TEUs in a year for the first time.
1984: Introduces the first version of PORTNET® - a one-stop 24-hour paperless electronic system, linking PSA ports and the shipping community. 
1988: Implements CITOS®, a proprietary Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that coordinates and integrates PSA's entire port operations. 
1990: Crosses five million TEUs mark in a year and becomes the world's largest container port for the first time. 
1991: Keppel Terminal starts operations.
Singapore Port Institute is established.  
1992:  Official opening of Brani Terminal.
1994: Achieves 10 million TEUs in a year. 
1996: Establishes first overseas project, Dalian Container Terminal, in China. 


Corporatisation and Beyond 

1997: PSA corporatises and is renamed PSA Corporation Limited. The company kept the name PSA but it is no longer an acronym.
1998: PSA becomes the first terminal operator to achieve handling 100 million containers since the start of operations.
2000: Pasir Panjang Terminal officially opens.
2002: Celebrates 30 years of containerisation.
2003: PSA International Private Limited becomes the main holding company for PSA Group. 
Officially launches COSCO-PSA Terminal (CPT) at Pasir Panjang Terminal. 
2005: Achieves 20 million TEUs in a year.
Enters into a joint venture with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)  to jointly manage and operate a container terminal for MSC at Pasir Panjang Terminal.  
2006: MSC-PSA Asia Terminal Pte Ltd (MPAT) officially opens. 
2007: Enters into a joint venture with NYK and K Line to operate Singapore's first dedicated car terminal, Asia Automobile Terminal Singapore (AATS), at Pasir Panjang Terminal.
2008: Enters into a joint venture with PIL to operate a dedicated container terminal, PIL- PSA Singapore Terminal, at Keppel Terminal. 
2009: Pasir Panjang Automobile Terminal (PPAT), which houses AATS, begins operations. 
PSA Club celebrates its 60th Anniversary. 
2012: PSA celebrates 40 years of containerisation and 15 years of corporatisation.
PSA announces the development of Pasir Panjang Terminal Phases 3 & 4, which will be fully operational by end 2017.
2014: PSA Singapore is the first port in the world to have cumulatively handled 500 million TEUs.
2015: Official opening of Pasir Panjang Terminal Phases 3 & 4 by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
2016: COSCO-PSA Terminal (CPT) is investing in and moving to three new mega berths in Pasir Panjang Terminal Phases 3 & 4 from 2017.
Enters into a joint venture with CMA CGM to operate and use four mega container berths at Pasir Panjang Terminal Phases 3 & 4.