This is 8.6 per cent up on the 2.6 million containers in the same month last year, although 5.6 per cent lower than the nearly 3 million containers in May this year.

The latest number brings total container throughput for the first half of 2017 to 16.1 million containers – a 6.4 per cent jump from the 15.2 million containers in the same period a year earlier.

Total cargo tonnage handled last month rose 3.7 per cent to 50.9 million tonnes, while vessel arrivals hit 12,273, a 7.2 per cent increase over the 11,454 in June 2016.

Within the bunker space, however, sales of marine fuels here dropped 6.1 per cent from a year ago to 3.8 million tonnes.

The June quantities also marked an 8.2 per cent decrease from May’s 4.2 million tonnes in sales.

http://www.straitstimes.com/business/companies-markets/singapore-port-handles-86-per-cent-more-containers-in-june-year-on-year

Source: straitstimes
2017-07-14

Naval gazing, what lies ahead for the supply chain Nashville TN

As this blighted year nears its end, three maritime journalists were asked to assess the industry as it enters a critical period in history. Change is afoot and 2021 is likely to herald a new beginning for some, writes Nick Savvides, managing editor at Container News.

Read more ...

Naval gazing, what lies ahead for the supply chain Rockford IL

As this blighted year nears its end, three maritime journalists were asked to assess the industry as it enters a critical period in history. Change is afoot and 2021 is likely to herald a new beginning for some, writes Nick Savvides, managing editor at Container News.

Read more ...