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Port of Singapore’s container throughput rises 4.6% to 39.01 million TEUs in 2023

The port also set a new high of 3.09 billion GT of vessel arrival tonnage.

The Port of Singapore container throughput in 2023 rose by 4.6%, reaching a new high of 39.01 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

Apart from a record high throughput, the port also handled 591.70 million tonnes of cargo last year, whilst annual vessel arrival crossed three billion gross tonnage (GT) for the first time, translating to a 9.4% jump from 2022.

In 2023, the total tonnage of ships under the Singapore flag reached 99.56 million GT (+4% YoY), making the Singapore Registry of Ships (SRS) the largest ship registry globally.

Meanwhile, total bunker sales volume reached 51.82 million tonnes in 2023, and of which 520,000 tonnes were biofuel blends, and 110,000 were liquefied natural gas (LNG).

In July 2023, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) also successfully conducted the world’s first ship-to-containership methanol bunkering operation, where about 300 tonnes of green methanol was supplied for the first time in the Port of Singapore.

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