The Port of Singapore has reported an 8.4% year-on-year growth for November’s container throughput, according to data released by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
Port performance for November 2019 saw overall cargo throughput at 51.76 million tons, of which 3.27 million TEUs was containerized cargo. The summary of port performance of Singapore was published on 13 December.
Preliminary estimates for November 2019 put the containerized cargo at 31.77 million tons compared with October 2019 figures of 30.89 million tons.
Despite this, it appears that overall cargo is slightly down on October’s results with the November preliminary estimates at 51.76 million tons compared with October’s 52.56 million tons.
Singapore has also reported a total number of vessel arrivals at 11,743 for November 2019 representing a 5% year-on-year growth.
The MPA reports on its total cargo each year and has results from 2008 publicly available. For 2008 total cargo amounted to 515.42 million tons. Without December’s figures included, 2019 currently stands at around 572.73 million tons.
Overall, 2018 represented the highest total cargo for the past decade with a total of 630.125 million tons, 367.421 million tons of which was containerized.
In 2018 the Port of Singapore reported “stable performance” with container throughput at 33.6 million TEUs.
2019 saw the arrival of the largest-ever container ship to call at the port, the MSC Isabella arrived on November 10 with a total TEU of 23,656. At 400 meters long and 61 meters wide, the vessel is reportedly able to carry approximately 2,000 refrigerated containers.