Port of Singapore stands resilient in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic
With a gross container throughput of 36.9 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in 2020, Singapore's container throughput stayed relatively constant in 2020 as the port remained open despite the pandemic.
At the Singapore Maritime Foundation New Year Conversations event today, Mr Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Transport, announced the Port of Singapore's 2020 results.
Singapore's container throughput recorded 36.9 million TEUs in 2020, a small 0.9 percent decrease from 37.2 million TEUs registered in 2019. In 2020, the Port of Singapore handled 590.3 million tonnes of cargo in total. In 2020, the tonnage of the vessel's arrival totalled 2.9 billion Gross Tonnage (GT).
With sales reaching 49.8 million tons, Singapore remains the world's top bunkering port, a rise of 5.0 percent year-on-year.
The Singapore Registry of Ships, which marks its 55th year in 2021, continues to rank among the world's top ship registries, reflecting the prestige of Singapore as the foreign shipowners' quality flag of choice.
Maritime Business World