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Singapore box volumes increase in October

The port of Singapore has moved higher container throughput in October both on a year-on-year and month-on-month comparisons, according to data from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

Singapore registered volumes of 3.15m teu in October, an increase of 6.4% compared to 2.96m teu seen in the same period of last year, MPA figures showed.

Last month’s throughput also rose by 5.3% compared to 2.99m teu handled in September this year.

In the first 10 months of this year, Singapore recorded a total throughput of 30.45m teu, up 9.8% from 27.73m teu posted in the previous corresponding period.

Read more: Shanghai container volumes up 5.3% in October

Singapore is the world’s second largest container port, behind China’s Shanghai port, which handled a total throughput of 31.4m teu in the first 10 months.

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