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Singapore presents record year and top-performance decade

The Port of Singapore recorded strong growth in the past decade. In particular, container throughput in 2019 hit an all-time high of 37.2 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), amidst challenging global economic conditions.

Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Transport and Health, announced the 2019 performance of the Port of Singapore at the Singapore Maritime Foundation New Year cocktail reception on January 13. Dr Lam also announced that Mr Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Chairman of BW Group, has been reappointed as Chairman of Singapore Maritime Foundation for another two years from January 1 2020 to December 31 2021. For his contributions to Maritime Singapore, Mr Sohmen-Pao was awarded the Public Service Transformation Star Partner Award in 2019.

Container & Cargo Throughput and Vessel Arrival Tonnage

Container throughput in Singapore reached 37.2 million TEUs in 2019, an increase of 1.6% from the 36.6 million TEUs registered in 2018. The Port of Singapore handled a total of 626.2 million tonnes of cargo in 2019. The vessel arrival tonnage hit 2.85 billion Gross Tonnage (GT) in 2019.

Bunker Sales

Singapore remains a key bunkering port, registering a bunker sale volume of 47.5 million tonnes in 2019.

Singapore Registry of Ships

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. The total tonnage of ships under the Singapore flag reached 97.3 million GT in 2019.

The details of Singapore’s maritime performance from 2010 to 2019 are listed below:

Singapore’s Maritime Performance from 2010 to 2019

YearVessel 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)