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SINGAPORE MARITIME DIRECTORY 2020/2021
“Singapore
also retained its position as the world’s leading bunkering (ship refueling) port. Last year, Singapore was crowned the
“Best Seaport
– Asia” for the
31st time at the 2019 Asia Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards (AFLAS) held in Hong Kong on 17 June 2019. In addition, Singapore was also named the “Best Green Seaport”.
Singapore continues to be home to a diverse range of maritime businesses, with more than 5,000 maritime establishments in Singapore generating over 170,000 jobs. Overall, the maritime sector contributes some 7 percent to Singapore’s Gross Domestic Product.
The performance figures for Singapore port were announced by Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport, at the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) New Year Cocktail reception on 14 January 2020.
CONTAINER AND CARGO THROUGHPUT
Container throughput in Singapore hit 37.2 million TEUs in 2019, which is a 1.6 percent increase from the 36.6 million TEUs registered in 2018. Total cargo throughput handled last year reached 626.5 million tonnes, which is less than 2018’s level.
VESSEL ARRIVAL TONNAGE
In 2019, a total of 138,297 vessels called at Singapore, reaching 2.9 billion gross tonnage (GT),
a 2.2 percent increase from 2.8 billion GT recorded in 2018.
BUNKER SALES
Singapore still retains its position as the world’s top bunkering port in 2019, with annual bunker sales volume close to the 47.5 million-tonne, down by 4.6 percent from 49.8 million-tonne in 2018.
SINGAPORE REGISTRY OF SHIPS
The Singapore Registry of Ships (SRS) continues to rank among the top five largest ship registries in the world, reflecting Singapore’s reputation as a quality flag of choice for international ship owners and operators. Today, SRS has over 4,437 vessels registered with it. The total tonnage of ships under the Singapore flag climbed 7 percent from 2018’s 90.9 million GT to reach 97.3 million GT in 2019.
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