Singapore moved higher container throughput year-on-year in August, but volumes dipped compared to July, figures from the local port authority showed.
Singapore handled 2.62m teu of containers in August, up 8.2% compared to 2.43m teu in the same month last year, according to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.Container traffic last month dipped marginally compared to 2.64m teu in July.
In the first eight months of this year, Singapore handled a total of 19.9m teu, up 5.3% compared to 19m teu in the corresponding period of last year. Singapore was ranked the world's second busiest container port in 2010 with throughput of 28.4m teu.
Source: Seatrade-Asia, 13 September 2011