Next Generation Container Port Challenge

Sponsors: Port Authority of Singapore and the Singapore Maritime Institute

Type: Open, Ideas, International

Language: English

Fee: None

Eligibility: architects, engineers (Eligibility will not be limited to those in the maritime sector to encourage cross-sharing and adoption of ideas from other domains.)


The winners of the competition will receive a US$1 million cash prize. Commendation prizes may also be awarded to deserving teams. Up to S$5 million in R&D grants will be considered for award to selected teams to pursue further research on their proposals.

Jury: The competition will be judged by an international panel comprising representatives from the Singapore government and the maritime industry and academic institutions.


31 July 2012 – Registration deadline

31 Dec 2012 – Submission deadline

Design Challenge:

NGCP Challenge seeks to identify ideas that will achieve a quantum leap in port performance, productivity and sustainability for a new generation of container port that is set 10 years in the future. Participants will be required to consider several operating specifications, such as a handling capacity of at least 20 million Twenty-foot equivalent units, 24/7 operations and a 90 per cent berth on arrival for ships. Their design should also be operational within the given land profile and also be environmentally sustainable

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