Conversion of Keppel Wharves Conventional Berths 42 & 43 to Container Berths C13 and C14, Singapore

by Philip N. F. Wah, Port of Singapore Authority, Singapore,
Leong K. Hoong, Port of Singapore Authority, Singapore,
P. A. Navaratne, Port of Singapore Authority, Singapore,
Peter Chia, Port of Singapore Authority, Singapore,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '86

Abstract: With further growth of container traffic expected in the 80's the need for additional facilities was apparent. Following an evaluation of available alternative sites, it was decided in 1980 to convert conventional berths 42 & 43 and an adjacent shipyard facility at Keppel Wharves into container berths. The site was occupied by two passenger cum general cargo berths and a ship repair facility comprising two dry docks and a repair wharf. It was a difficult site from the engineering point of view. However, its proximity to the existing container terminal surpasses other technical problems. This paper describes the conversion (planning, design and construction) of conventional berths 42 & 43 into container berths C13 & C14 at the Port of Singapore.

Subject Headings: Berths | Container shipping | Construction management | Rehabilitation | Shipyards | Traffic management | Asia | Singapore

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