Container traffic at the Port of Singapore rose 4.7 percent in July to 2.6 million 20-foot equivalent container units from last year, giving the port its busiest month in at least 19 months.
The port’s handling in July grew 6.3 percent from June, according to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore's preliminary estimates. The authority's website doesn't list monthly container traffic data earlier than 2010.
By the Numbers: Asia-Europe Westbound Container Traffic
The port’s container handling in 2010 increased 9.9 percent to 28.4 million TEUs from the previous year.
The port’s total tonnage handling in July rose 5.2 percent to 45.3 million tonnes from the same period in 2010. Overall tonnage handling in July fell 0.7 percent from June, largely due to an 8.2 percent drop in oil throughput.