The Port of Singapore will see vessel arrivals exceed 3 billion gross tons for the first time in 2023, underscoring its position as a top maritime centre. Port and industry stakeholders gathered to celebrate this milestone as Singapore continues to leverage its position to maintain its role as a crossroads in Asia.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) announced that the Port of Singapore has reached this milestone with the arrival of a 98,799 gross tonnage port. one olympus The boxship, built in 2007, was sailing between Asia and Northern Europe when it left Le Havre, France, on November 30th and was about to transit the Suez Canal before arriving in Singapore.
The arrival of the 8,628 TEU Singapore-flagged container vessel means annual ship tonnage arrivals in Singapore will exceed 3 billion gross tons in 2023, an increase of 6% from the 2.83 billion gross tons recorded in 2022. To do. Singapore reached 1 billion gross tons in 2004 and 1 billion gross tons in 2004. 1 billion GT in 2011.
Port officials said the achievement continues the port’s progress as one of its busiest ports despite geopolitical tensions, economic uncertainty and instability that have caused supply chain disruptions and disruptions. He said this shows that the trend is continuing. In another indicator of the port’s growth, the port’s container throughput increased by 3.5 percent to 22.46 million TEU in the first half of this year, the reporter reported. In 2022, this port handled her 37.3 million TEU.
Arriving from Europe, ONE Olympus entered port on December 25th with over 3 billion gross tons (ONE)
While Singapore has invested heavily in hardware, infrastructure, technology and operating systems to make the Port of Singapore one of the most efficient ports, the MPA said the GT milestone is a key issue between unions, industry and the government. We attribute this to the strong tripartite cooperation that exists.
“We are humbled that Singapore continues to be chosen as a port of call. We will continue to work with all three parties to improve the efficiency and safety of the port,” said MPA CEO Teo Eng Dih. says Mr.
Recent efforts to improve efficiency include the launch in October this year of a just-in-time (JIT) planning coordination platform for ships calling at PSA Terminals and Jurong Port. The platform, which will be expanded to include tankers and all vessels at berth in January, will provide advanced vessel scheduling information to reduce waiting times and fuel consumption, leading to lower costs and emissions. .
The Pasir Panjang Terminal, operated by PSA International, is equipped with a quayside crane capable of traversing 24 rows of containers, with a draft of 18 meters deep, and a fully equipped vessel designed to service the world’s largest container ships. Supported by automatic electric yard crane system.
Another key factor in Singapore’s growth is the ongoing construction of a massive new Tuas port facility that will increase the port’s container capacity by more than two-thirds. Tuas opened its first two berths in December 2021 and officially opened in September 2022. It will be developed in stages and, when completed by the 2040s, will have 66 berths and a capacity of 65 million TEU per year.
Singapore is a world leader in its key role as a transit port. Nearly 80% of the cargo we handle is transshipment cargo that moves throughout Asia. It is also the world’s largest bunkering port, and in order to maintain that position, it is actively working to introduce methanol and later ammonia bunkering.