Container volumes at Singapore Port increase 8.5% in June

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 17-07-2017        Tweet

SINGAPORE: Container volumes at the port of Singapore have risen in June compared to the year-ago level, according to preliminary estimates from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

In June 2017, box throughput was recorded at 2.82m TEUs, an increase of 8.5% compared to 2.6m TEUs seen in June 2016, MPA figures showed.

Last month’s volumes, however, dipped by 5.7% month-on-month from 2.99m teu posted in May, which is the highest monthly volume so far this year.

In the first six months of 2017, Singapore port handled total throughput of 16.14m TEUs, an improvement of 6.3% compared to 15.18m TEUs in the same period of 2016.