The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Wednesday (13 January) said the Port of Singapore stood resilient in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
The performance of the Port of Singapore was announced by Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Transport, at a Singapore Maritime Foundation New Year Conversations event.
Singapore remains the world’s top bunkering port with sales amounting to 49.8 million tonnes, an increase of 5.0% year-on-year.
Container & Cargo Throughput and Vessel Arrival Tonnage
Container throughput in Singapore registered 36.9 million TEUs in 2020, a slight decrease of 0.9% from 37.2 million TEUs registered in 2019. The Port of Singapore handled a total of 590.3 million tonnes of cargo in 2020. The vessel arrival tonnage totalled 2.9 billion Gross Tonnage (GT) in 2020.
The Singapore Registry of Ships, which marks its 55th year in 2021, 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. The total tonnage of ships under the Singapore flag stood at 95.0 million GT as at end of 2020.
Details of Singapore’s maritime performance from 2011 to 2020 are listed below:
|Year||Vessel Arrival Tonnage (billion GT)||Container Throughput (million TEUs)||Cargo Throughput (million tonnes)||Bunker Sale Volume (million tonnes)||Tonnage under Singapore Registry of Ships (million GT)|
Photo credit: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Published: 14 January, 2021
IBIA Asia, ABIS, sources from Singapore’s bunkering and surveying companies, and an industry veteran share with Manifold Times the issues expected from MPA’s latest Covid-19 measures.
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