Singapore container throughput rose 6.9% year on year in March

March's figure brings total box throughput for the first quarter of 2017 to 7.61 million TEUs, marking a 3 per cent increase over the 7.39 million TEUs in the same period the year before.
March's figure brings total box throughput for the first quarter of 2017 to 7.61 million TEUs, marking a 3 per cent increase over the 7.39 million TEUs in the same period the year before.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

SINGAPORE - Container throughput at the Port of Singapore hit 2.69 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) last month, according to preliminary estimates by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) out on Thursday.

This is up by an impressive 17.2 per cent from the 2.3 million TEUs in February, and 6.9 per cent higher than the 2.52 million TEUs in March a year earlier.

March's figure brings total box throughput for the first quarter of 2017 to 7.61 million TEUs, marking a 3 per cent increase over the 7.39 million TEUs in the same period the year before.

Overall cargo throughput in March amounted to 52.6 million TEUs - 8.8 per cent higher than the 48.4 million TEUs in February, and 6.3 per cent more than the 49.5 million TEUs in March 2016.