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Singapore posts improved air, sea cargo volumes

Singapore’s airfreight and sea cargo performance in November was an improvement on freight movements registered in the same month last year.

Singapore Changi Airport reported today that it processed a total of 161,000 tonnes of cargo last month, a 2.4 percent growth in traffic compared to the same month last year.

Year-to-date, Changi Airport has handled close to 1.7 million tonnes of cargo, a slight increase of 0.9 percent compared to the same period in 2012.

Meanwhile, initial statistics from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) indicate that freight tonnage for the Port of Singapore in 2013 will exceed volumes recorded in 2012.

Container throughput for the first 11 months of this year totaled 29.82 million 20-foot-equivalent units, just 1.83 million TEUs short of the 2012 volume of 31.65 million TEUs.

Last month, the port handled 2.69 million TEUs, a 3.9 percent improvement year-on-year but a 4.6 percent decline from October 2013.


Photo: pk2004

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