Singapore’s 2020 Maritime Performance Resilient Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

The Port of Singapore stood resilient in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Singapore’s container throughput in 2020 remained relatively stable with total container throughput standing at 36.9 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in 2020 as the port remained open during the pandemic.

Mr. Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Transport, announced the 2020 performance of the Port of Singapore at the Singapore Maritime Foundation New Year Conversations event today.

Container & Cargo Throughput and Vessel Arrival Tonnage

Container throughput in Singapore registered 36.9 million TEUs in 2020, a slight decrease of 0.9% from 37.2 million TEUs registered in 2019. The Port of Singapore handled a total of 590.3 million tonnes of cargo in 2020. The vessel arrival tonnage totaled 2.9 billion Gross Tonnage (GT) in 2020.

singapore_IMarEST Representation Image_shore to shore transition
Representation Image – Credits: IMarEST

Bunker Sales

Singapore remains the world’s top bunkering port with sales amounting to 49.8 million tonnes, an increase of 5.0% year-on-year.

Singapore Registry of Ships

The Singapore Registry of Ships, which marks its 55th year in 2021, continues to rank amongst the top ship registries in the world, reflecting Singapore’s reputation as a quality flag of choice for international ship owners. The total tonnage of ships under the Singapore flag stood at 95.0 million GT as at end of 2020.

Details of Singapore’s maritime performance from 2011 to 2020 are listed below:

Vessel Arrival Tonnage (billion GT)
Container Throughput (million TEUs)
Cargo Throughput (million tonnes)
Bunker Sale Volume (million tonnes)
Tonnage under Singapore Registry of Ships (million GT)
2.12 29.9 531.2 43.2 57.4
2.25 31.6 538.0 42.7 65.0
2.33 32.6 560.9 42.7 73.6
2.37 33.9 581.3 42.4 82.2
2.50 30.9 575.8 45.2 86.3
2.66 30.9 593.3 48.6 88.0
2.80 33.7 627.7 50.6 88.8
2.79 36.6 630.1 49.8 90.9
2.85 37.2 626.2 47.5 97.3
2.90 36.9 590.3 49.8 95.0


Disclaimer :
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Do you have info to share with us ? Suggest a correction

Latest Shipping News You Would Like:

Get the Latest Maritime News Delivered to Your Inbox!

Our free, fast, and fun newsletter on the global maritime industry, delivered everyday.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *