Prohibited items are not allowed to be imported into Singapore. These include:Chewing gum (except dental and medicated gum)Chewing tobacco and imitation tobacco products (for example, electronic cigarettes)Cigarette lighters in the shape of a pistol or revolverControlled drugs and psychotropic substancesFirecrackersObscene articles, publications, videotapes, videodiscs and softwareReproductions of copyright publications, videotapes, videodiscs and laser discs, records and cassettesSeditious and treasonable materials.
Items such as rubber, timber, granite, satellite dishes and receivers, and chlorofluorocarbons are subjected to export control and licensing. Items under export control must be endorsed or licensed by the appropriate government agencies before they can be exported.
Ranked 2nd in Lloyds List of top 100 ports in the world, the Port of Singapore is an important international shipping hub.
The port has 4 container terminals operated by PSA Singapore. It consists of 52 berths located at Keppel, Pasir Panjang, Brani, and Tanjong Pagar. These terminals are equipped to handle different types of vessels like bulk carriers, container ships, Ro-Ro ships, coasters, cargo freighters, and lighters. On an average, 130,000 vessels call at the port annually.
The Port of Singapore’s history can be traced back to the 1819 when Sir Stamford Raffels realised the importance of the deep and sheltered area at Keppel Harbour and decided to develop an international port in the region.
The fusion of ancient history and innovation makes the port of Singapore a dynamic port with efficient port authorities ensuring a systematic processing of cargo saving both time and money.