Brave new world for Brani Terminal workers, as port prepares for move to Tuas

Find out what life is like on Pulau Brani, which will be developed as part of the Greater Southern Waterfront once Brani Terminal moves out.
Crane operator Suliman Basri has worked for port operator PSA for the last 31 years, mostly at Brani Terminal on Pulau Brani. He has offered to work at Tuas Terminal when Brani operations eventually move there.
Crane operator Suliman Basri has worked for port operator PSA for the last 31 years, mostly at Brani Terminal on Pulau Brani. He has offered to work at Tuas Terminal when Brani operations eventually move there.ST PHOTOS: GAVIN FOO
Containers from a ship being unloaded onto trucks with the use of quay cranes at Brani Terminal, which was officially opened in 1992.
Containers from a ship being unloaded onto trucks with the use of quay cranes at Brani Terminal, which was officially opened in 1992.ST PHOTOS: GAVIN FOO
Brani Terminal, along with Keppel (above) and Tanjong Pagar terminals, have until 2027 to move out, and business will eventually end up at Tuas Terminal megaport.
Brani Terminal, along with Keppel (above) and Tanjong Pagar terminals, have until 2027 to move out, and business will eventually end up at Tuas Terminal megaport.ST PHOTOS: GAVIN FOO

Staff at Brani Terminal reflect on changes over the years as port prepares for move to Tuas

Crane operator Suliman Basri has had a front-row seat to the remarkable evolution of the Singapore skyline over the years, thanks to his perch in a yellow cabin 10 storeys up.

Mr Suliman, 55, has worked for port operator PSA for the last 31 years, mostly at the Brani Terminal on Pulau Brani, which means "island of the brave".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 01, 2019, with the headline 'Brave new world for Brani port workers'. Print Edition | Subscribe