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Old February 1st, 2005, 09:20 AM   #1
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It's confirmed: Singapore is the World's Busiest Maritime Port for 2004!

Well, as most of us already know, there is quite a debate over which measurement to use when trying to figure out which port is the busiest in the world. Well, for the year of 2004, it is probably the one and only year Singapore can say it has definitely grapped that title by BOTH means of measure: gross shipping tonnage handled, and gross cargo tonnage handled!

I am celebrating now coz that is, as I said, probably the only year Singapore can do so, as it will be a challenge to maintain the lead this year...

So....

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Posted: 01 February 2005 0001 hrs

Singapore retains status as world's busiest port
By Melvin Yong, Channel NewsAsia


SINGAPORE : Singapore retained its position as the world's busiest port by shipping tonnage in 2004, according to latest figures by the Maritime and Port Authority.

For the first time in the country's history, total vessel arrivals by shipping tonnage crossed the 1 billion gross ton mark last year to a record 1.04 billion gross tons.

This was a growth of nearly 6 percent over 2003.

The Port of Singapore also set new records in other key areas like cargo throughput, container throughput, bunker sales and ship registration.

At the end of 2004, there were 3,109 ships registered under the Singapore flag, totalling nearly 28 million gross tons.

This is an 8.4 percent increase over 2003, extending Singapore's position as the country with the largest merchant fleet in Asia.

In terms of bunker sales, Singapore remained the world's top bunkering hub.

It set a new benchmark of 23.6 million tonnes of bunkers sold last year - 13 percent more than in 2003.

Container traffic for Singapore jumped 16 percent on-year in 2004 to hit 21.3 million twenty-foot equivalent units or TEUs, the industry standard measure.

The total cargo tonnage handled by the port rose 13 percent on year to more than 393 million tonnes. - CNA
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Old February 1st, 2005, 09:22 AM   #2
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Congradulations Singapour!
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Old February 1st, 2005, 11:33 AM   #3
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21.3 million teu.....

So close.......
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Old February 1st, 2005, 12:49 PM   #4
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Nah, the world's busiest port is Tokyo bay with its several port authorities
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Old February 1st, 2005, 06:55 PM   #6
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Hehe...before I go about responding, here is the release from the MPA of Singapore:

31-01-2005

STRONG PORT AND MARITIME PERFORMANCE RECORDED IN 2004

Singapore continues to set new records in shipping tonnage, cargo throughput, container throughput, bunker sales and ship registration


Singapore achieved strong port and maritime growth in 2004. This is reflected in the new records set by the Port of Singapore in the key areas of shipping tonnage, cargo throughput, container throughput, bunker sales and ship registration.

Shipping Tonnage

The Singapore port retained its position as the world’s busiest port in terms of shipping tonnage establishing a historic milestone in the process. In 2004, total vessel arrivals in terms of shipping tonnage stood at 1.04 billion gross tons (GT), crossing the one billion mark for the first time in Singapore’s history. This is a growth of 5.7 per cent over 2003. The record was achieved despite a marginal decline in the total number of vessel calls, from 135,386 in 2003 to 133,185 in 2004.

Container and Cargo Throughput

Healthy growth rates were also recorded for container and cargo throughput. Container traffic for Singapore jumped 15.9 per cent over 2003 to hit 21.3 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in 2004. The total cargo tonnage handled by the port also registered double-digit percentage growth over the previous year. A total of over 393 million tonnes of cargo was handled by the port in 2004, an increase of 13.1 per cent over 2003.

Bunker Sales

In terms of bunker sales, Singapore retained its position as the number one bunkering hub in the world by setting a new benchmark of 23.6 million tonnes sold in 2004. This figure outstripped the 20.8 million tonnes of bunkers sold in 2003 by 13.3 per cent.

The Singapore Registry of Ships

Singapore has also continued to increase the tonnage of ships under its flag. While remaining the largest merchant fleet in Asia, the Singapore Registry of Ships also grew from being the 7th to the 6th largest merchant fleet in the world. As of end 2004, there were 3,109 ships under the Singapore flag totalling 27.7 million GT. This is an 8.4 per cent increase from 25.6 million GT at the end of 2003.

Moving forward, RAdm (NS) Lui Tuck Yew, Chief Executive, MPA said: "The MPA will continue to review its policies to ensure that the Port of Singapore remains competitive and to sustain its strong growth performance. In addition, we will continue to work closely with the maritime industry to further develop a conducive and pro-business maritime environment to further enhance Singapore’s position as an International Maritime Centre and as a choice port of call."

About the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was established on 2 February 1996 as a statutory board under the Ministry of Transport with the key functions of developing and promoting Singapore as a premier global hub port and an international maritime centre, and to safeguard Singapore’s strategic maritime interests. As the newly designated 'Champion Agency', the MPA is tasked with expanding the Singapore maritime sector by developing a strong and attractive cluster of ancillary services. These range from, among others, ship broking/management, marine insurance/finance, maritime legal/arbitration services, R&D initiatives, and manpower expertise.

Singapore’s Shipping Tonnage, Container Throughput and Bunker Sales – 2000 to 2004
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Year	Shipping	Container	Bunker
	Tonnage		Throughput	Volume
	(million GT)	(million TEUs)	(million Tonnes)
2000	910.2		17.09		18.65
2001	960.1		15.57		20.35
2002	971.7		16.94		20.1
2003	986.4		18.41		20.81
2004	1,042.40	21.33		23.57
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21.3 million TEU. Wow.

EDIT: Hong Kong came out with 21.93, although bias is possible. This is a really close race.
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Singapore keeps title as HK posts no major volume rise

18 Apr 05

HK's Q1 volumes inch up 1.4% against 13% gain in Singapore

(SINGAPORE) Hong Kong's port operators handled fewer containers than Singapore in the first quarter, keeping the Republic the world's busiest port since February when it first overtook the Chinese city.



Hong Kong handled 5.28 million 20-foot standard containers in the first three months, an increase of 1.4 per cent from a year ago, the Hong Kong Port Development Council said on its website.

Last week, Singapore's PSA International Ltd said it handled 5.31 million boxes in the same period, a 13 per cent gain over what it handled last year.

But for March alone, Hong Kong terminals moved 1.8 million TEUs, down 7.2 per cent from a year earlier, the port council said.

'We have a high comparison base as traffic in the mid-stream and river trade surged 49 per cent in March last year due to an intra-Asia ocean trade boom,' a council official said.

Hong Kong's share of cargo shipments from southern China has fallen in recent years because of rising costs and increased competition from mainland ports, according to a study commissioned by the city.

Analysts said the more efficient Kwai Chung facilities also lured customers away from the river trade terminal and mid-stream operators following price cuts in the past few months as it moved to attract business to fill new berths in container terminal nine.

Goods moved by the river trade terminals and mid-stream operators fell by 22.8 per cent last month and eased 13.6 per cent in the first three months.

Terminals at Kwai Chung, which accounted for more than 60 per cent of the city's total throughput, saw their volume rising by 6.1 per cent in March, or 13.5 per cent in the first quarter.

In recent years, Hong Kong has continued to lose market share to the neighbouring Chinese city of Shenzhen. Transporting a 20-foot container by road from factories in southern China and shipping it out of Hong Kong costs US$333 more on average than shipping it from Shenzhen, the study said.

Singapore, however, continued to attract more feeder trade from South-east Asian countries which ship their cargo through PSA's terminals using the Republic as a transhipment hub for Europe and North America.

'Growth in intra-Asia trade has been very strong,' an analyst at Daiwa Institute of Research in Hong Kong, Geoffrey Cheung, told Bloomberg. 'Singapore, because of its key position in the Malacca Strait, captures a lot of the booming trade in South-east Asia.'

Hong Kong port's slowing growth comes as global cargo volumes rise, boosted by demand in the US and Europe for Chinese-made toys, clothing and electronic goods. China manufactures almost 60 per cent of Hong Kong's exports and is the No 1 destination for goods passing through the city's port.

PSA, China Merchants Holdings (International) Co, Dubai Ports International and Modern Terminals Ltd controlled by Wharf (Holdings) Ltd are the other operators of Kwai Chung. PSA in February completed a HK$3 billion (S$637 million) purchase of container terminal assets from NWS Holdings Ltd, its first investment in Hong Kong. - Reuters, Bloomberg
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Wow.....9 more months to go, and we shall reclaim that title!
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Its also not just about quantity, its also quality


Singapore voted best seaport in Asia for 17th year

29 Apr 05

By Nicholas Fang
Transport Correspondent

CARGO companies have named Singapore as Asia's best seaport for an amazing 17th year.

And the international maritime community's strong vote of confidence in the Republic as a premier port did not stop there.

Singapore logistics companies including PSA International and Singapore Airlines (SIA) Cargo clinched top honours as well at the 19th Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards held in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

The awards are organised by Hong Kong-based industry journal, Cargonews Asia.

The port of Singapore experienced a remarkable year last year, crossing the one billion mark in terms of shipping tonnage - a growth of 5.7 per cent over the previous year.

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore chief executive Lui Tuck Yew said in a statement on Wednesday: 'Receiving this award is a great source of encouragement for everyone who has worked very hard at keeping Singapore as the choice port of call.'

PSA Corp was also named 'Best Global Container Terminal Operator' and its Singapore operations won the 'Best Container Terminal Operator (Asia)' award.

This is the first time that the Global Container Terminal Operator category has been included in the awards, and the 16th year that PSA has secured the Best Container Terminal Operator (Asia).

Other Singapore winners at the awards included SIA Cargo, which clinched the 'Best Cargo Carrier (Asia)' award for the 12th time, and Jurong Port, which was named 'Best Emerging Container Terminal Operator (Asia)' for the third time in a row.

Separately, a documentary on the port of Singapore and PSA Singapore Terminals entitled The World's Busiest Port has been nominated for an award at the National Geographic Channel ShowReal Asia 2 Awards, which recognise outstanding Asian film-makers.

The documentary, which is the first in Singapore to be shot entirely in high- definition television format, airs next month on the National Geographic Channel.

The awards ceremony takes place tonight at Fort Canning Green.
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So now, quality + quantity??
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Old May 5th, 2005, 11:42 AM   #14
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Apparantly so. Even little Jurong Port is garnering the awards!
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YAY! great news!
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Old May 8th, 2005, 06:21 AM   #17
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Apparantly so. Even little Jurong Port is garnering the awards!
The full list of awards for Singapore Ports......

Awards that Singapore won at The Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards 2005:

Best Seaport Asia

* Port of Singapore, Singapore

Best Container Terminal Asia

* PSA, Singapore

Best Global Container Terminal Operator

* PSA International

Best Emerging Container Terminal Operator-Asia (less than 1 million TEU per annum)

* Jurong Port Pte Ltd, Singapore
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You forgot to mention other winners leh...even a research institute in Singapore won an award for example.
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You forgot to mention other winners leh...even a research institute in Singapore won an award for example.
I mentioning maritime related winners only......
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