Singapore appears to have stolen Hong Kong's crown as the world's busiest container port, winning back the much coveted title it lost in 1992.Wednesday, 13 January, 1999, 12:00am
International shippers say they are being hurt badly by the slowdown in imports to Southeast Asia, as austerity measures bite.
The heads of some of the world's top container liners have complained that while they need to send ships to the region to export goods, many are arriving empty because of the slump in demand for foreign goods.26 Feb 1998 - 12:00am
Singapore authorities will break the Port of Singapore Authority's (PSA) monopoly and begin liberalising tug services from Monday.
'This liberalisation will provide for port users an alternative to PSA's tugs, thereby improving the prospects of better service levels and more competitive rates,' a Maritime and Port Authority spokesman said.29 Aug 1997 - 12:00am
The Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) says December container throughput rose to 1.114 million teus (20 ft equivalent units), up 1.37 per cent from 1.099 million in November. Total cargo tonnage also rose to 26,747 million tonnes from November's 25,827 million tonnes, it said.21 Feb 1997 - 12:00am
The Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) says that November container throughput fell to 1.099 million teus (20-ft equivalent units), down 3.4 per cent from 1.138 million teus in October.
Total cargo tonnage fell to 25,827 million tonnes from October's 26,048 million tonnes, it said. In November, 10,083 vessels called at the port, compared with 10,218 in October.14 Feb 1997 - 12:00am
The Port of Singapore Authority says container throughput fell to 1.129 million 20 ft equivalent units (teus) in August from 1.144 million teus registered in July.
Cargo tonnage moving through Singapore in August was 26.035 million tonnes, against July's 27.257 million tonnes. In August, 9,888 vessels called at the port, compared with 10,045 in July.16 Oct 1996 - 12:00am
The Bremerhaven container terminal, one of the largest cargo-handling facilities in the world and operated by Bremer Lagerhaus-Gesellschaft (BLG), is being expanded to include two new berths and additional storage space.
Expansion, prompted by the rapid growth of container transport, will allow the terminal to serve 12 container ships at the same time.3 Oct 1996 - 12:00am
Keppel Integrated Engineering, a unit of Keppel Corp, says it won contracts worth S$95 million (about HK$520 million) to build bridge cranes for the port of Singapore Authority.
The company said it would design, build and install the overhead bridge cranes over the next three years.28 Aug 1996 - 12:00am
The Port of Singapore Authority says container throughput dropped to 1.07 million teus in June from 1.09 million in May. Total cargo tonnage moved through Singapore in June rose slightly to 26.35 million tonnes, against 26.3 million tonnes in May. In June, 9,652 vessels called at the port, compared with 9,833 in May.26 Aug 1996 - 12:00am
The Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) has set up an international business division to develop its international business. The division, which was set up on May 1, is the latest initiative to transform the PSA into an international port company.10 May 1996 - 12:00am
HONG KONG is on course to retain its title as the world's busiest container port this year, leaving Singapore in second place.
In the first 11 months, the eight terminals at Kwai Chung handled 7.5 million teus (20-foot equivalent units), the Port Development Board said.
The throughput figure was up 14 per cent over the same period last year.26 Dec 1995 - 12:00am
FOR the first time in its 20-year history, the Terminal Operations Conference and Exhibition is to be held outside Europe.
TOC Asia 95 will take place in Singapore, the most technically-driven port in the Far East and a fitting venue for the world's leading port and terminal conference and exhibition.19 Dec 1994 - 12:00am
HONG KONG retained its position as the world's leading container port in the first six months of the year, thanks to the booming mainland economy.
The territory handled 5.11 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units), up 22.6 per cent on the 4.17 million TEUs handled in the first half of last year.2 Nov 1994 - 12:00am
THE Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) handled 7.7 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in the first eight months of the year, a 15.1 per cent increase on the same period last year.
And for August alone, the PSA handled a record 921,000 TEUs.21 Oct 1994 - 12:00am
HONG Kong handled 3.18 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) in the first four months of this year, up 20.1 per cent over the same period last year. By contrast Singapore handled the equivalent of 3.2 million TEUs, 18 per cent more than in the same period last year.13 Aug 1994 - 12:00am