The Port of Singapore recorded strong growth in the past decade. In particular, the container throughput in 2019 hit an all-time high of 37.2 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), amidst challenging global economic conditions.
Transport and Health Senior State Minister Dr. Lam Pin Min announced 2019 performance of the Port of Singapore at the Singapore Maritime Foundation New Year cocktail reception.
Dr. Lam also announced that BW Group Chairman Andreas Sohmen-Pao has been reappointed as Chairman of the Singapore Maritime Foundation for another two years, from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021.
For his contributions to Maritime Singapore, Sohmen-Pao was awarded the Public Service Transformation Star Partner Award in 2019.
Container and cargo throughput and vessel arrival tonnage
Container throughput in Singapore reached 37.2 million TEUs in 2019, an increase of 1.6 percent, 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.
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.