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Singapore Container Throughput Jumps 9.9 Percent 07-Jan-2011

The Port of Singapore experienced a positive year in 2010, showing good growth in all areas. Singapore cemented its global leading position in terms of vessel arrival tonnage and bunker sales. Singapore's container and cargo throughput also improved, reversing the decline seen in 2009. The Singapore Registry of Ships continued to grow and ranks among the top 10 worldwide.

The advance estimates of Singapore's Port performance were announced by Mr Raymond Lim, Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, at the Singapore Maritime Foundation New Year cocktail reception today.
 
Vessel Arrivals
Vessel arrivals in terms of shipping tonnage reached 1.92 billion gross tons (GT) in 2010, an increase of 7.5 per cent from the 1.78 billion GT achieved in 2009. Container ships and tankers were the top contributors, accounting for 32.0 per cent and 29.7 per cent of the total vessel arrival tonnage respectively.
 
Container and Cargo Throughput
Container traffic in 2010 totalled 28.4 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs), a 9.9 per cent increase over the 25.9 million TEUs recorded in 2009. Total cargo throughput also increased by 6.4 per cent to 502.5 million tonnes from 472.3 million tonnes in the previous year.
 
Bunker Sales
The total volume of bunkers sold in the Port of Singapore grew 12.3 per cent to reach a record 40.9 million tonnes, compared to 36.4 million tonnes in 2009. This is the first time that bunker sales crossed the 40 million tonnes mark.
 
The Singapore Registry of Ships
The Singapore Registry of Ships grew by 6.9 per cent or 3.2 million gross tons in 2010. As of end December 2010, the total tonnage of ships under the Singapore flag was 48.8 million gross tons, putting Singapore among the top 10 ship registries in the world.
 
 
Port of Singapore's 2010 performance replica watches
 Year
Vessel Arrivals (billion gross tons)
Container Throughput
(million TEUs)
Cargo Throughput
(million tonnes)
Bunker Sale Volume
(million tonnes)
S'pore
Registry of Ships
(million gross tons)
2006
1.31
24.8
448.5
28.4
34.8
2007
1.46
27.9
483.6
31.5
39.6
2008
1.62
29.9
515.4
34.9
43.7
2009
1.78
25.9
472.3
36.4
45.6
2010*
1.92
28.4
502.5
40.9
48.8
*Preliminary estimates cartier replica uk
 
Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), 6 January 2011

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