Singapore port handles lesser containers in February

The port of Singapore has handled lower container volumes in February, according to preliminary estimates released by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

Last month, Singapore moved 2.74m teu of containers, a decrease of 2.8% compared to 2.82m teu handled in February 2018, MPA figures showed.

February throughput was also lower on a month-on-month comparison with January registering 3m teu.

In the first two months of this year, Singapore recorded a total throughput of 5.74m teu, inching down 1.4% compared to 5.82m teu posted in the previous corresponding period.

In 2018, Singapore moved a record high throughput of 36.6m teu, up from 33.67m teu seen in 2017.

Read more: Singapore container port volumes up 8.7% in 2018

Posted 14 March 2019

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Lee Hong Liang

Asia Correspondent

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