Singapore terminal operator PSA has achieved a Guinness World Record for the largest shipping container image, the Lion Head. The record was achieved during the commemoration event celebrating the contributions of Tanjong Pagar Terminal to Singapore’s economy.
For achieving this record 359 shipping containers needed in order to create the shape of the Lion Head, symbol of Singapore. The formation is visible from both the air and the central business district.
The record-setting feat was part of PSA’s event ‘Honouring our Heritage, Celebrating our Future’ to celebrate the contributions of Singapore’s first container terminal.
The Guest-of-Honor for this event was Singapore’s Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure & Minister for Transport, Khaw Boon Wan. The event also included an official presentation of the Guinness World Record certificate.
Tanjong Pagar Terminal was officially opened in 1972 and was the first container terminal in Southeast Asia to receive a container vessel, the MV Nihon. Nowadays, Tanjong Pagar Terminal, is planned to move to newer facilities at Pasir Panjang, where operations will continue for at least another 20 years.
“As we commemorate the achievements of those involved in the development of this historic terminal, we also take this opportunity to not only remember our rich past, but to also look to our future. With the rapid completion of our new terminals at Pasir Panjang, and the development of our future Tuas Terminal ongoing, PSA remains future-ready and committed to maintaining the strong economic contribution of our terminals, as one of the foremost container transhipment hubs in the world,” said Mr Fock Siew Wah, Group Chairman, PSA International.”