CONTAINER throughput at the Port of Singapore hit an all-time high of 37.2 million TEU in 2019, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) announced.
The box throughput in 2019 is 1.6 per
cent higher than the 36.6 million TEU registered in 2018, and 31 per
cent higher than the 28.4 million TEU in 2010.
MPA noted that the Lion City port had achieved "strong growth in the
past decade" amid challenging economic conditions, reports The Business
The Port of Singapore handled a total of 626.2 million tonnes of cargo
in 2019, down 0.6 per cent from 2018. Meanwhile, vessel arrival tonnage
hit 2.85 billion gross tonnage (GT) in 2019, up 2.2 per cent from the
Singapore registered a bunker sale volume of 47.5 million tonnes in
2019, down 4.6 per cent. Nevertheless, MPA said the island state remains
a key bunkering port.
Meanwhile, the total tonnage of ships under the Singapore flag reached
97.3 million GT in 2019. "The Singapore Registry of Ships continues to
rank amongst the top ship registries in the world, reflecting
Singapore's reputation as a quality flag of choice for international
ship owners," MPA added.