Singapore: As predicted by this site, Singapore fell 1m teu short of overhauling Shanghai for the boxport crown it relinquished in 2010. Figures released by the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) show the Lion City handled a record 32.6m teu last year, a growth of 2.9%. Singapore’s overall cargo handled grew 3.6% to reach 557.5m tonnes.
No other port in the world, however, handled more ships with Singapore’s vessel arrival tonnage standing at 2.33bn tonnes, up 3.2% year-on-year, while the republic also kept its mantle as the busiest bunkering hub around with 42.5m tonnes of fuel sold last year, a fractional decrease from 2012’s figure of 42.7m tonnes. [08/01/14]