This is according to Mr. Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Transport, who announced the 2020 performance of the Port of Singapore at the Singapore Maritime Foundation New Year Conversations event on 13 January.
Figures showed that the Port of Singapore stood resilient in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
In particular, Singapore’s total container throughput remained relatively stable, with 36.9 million TEUs in 2020 as the port remained open during the pandemic. This represents a slight decrease of 0.9% from 37.2 million TEUs registered in 2019.
Generally, the Port of Singapore handled a total of 590.3 million tonnes of cargo in 2020. The vessel arrival tonnage totalled 2.9 billion Gross Tonnage (GT) in 2020.
Find details of Singapore’s maritime performance from 2011 to 2020 herebelow: