• Short Summary

    THE SOUTH EAST ASIAN PORT OF SINGAPORE IS BOTH A STRATEGIC BRITISH DEFENCE BASE IN THE EAST AND IMPORTANT OUTLET FOR MALAY PENINSULA'S HUGE RUBBER AND TIN EXPORTS.

  • Description

    THE SOUTH EAST ASIAN PORT OF SINGAPORE IS BOTH A STRATEGIC BRITISH DEFENCE BASE IN THE EAST AND IMPORTANT OUTLET FOR MALAY PENINSULA'S HUGE RUBBER AND TIN EXPORTS.

    SHIPS OF EVERY NATIONALITY VISIT THIS SECOND BIGGEST PORT IN BRITISH COMMONWEALTH TO DISCHARGE MERCHANDISE AND PICK UP VALUABLE RUBBER AND TIN.

    THE SLEEK RUSSIAN FREIGHTER LENINOGORSK SAILED INTO THE SINGAPORE HARBOUR JULY 19. MISSION: LIFE 6,000 TONS OF MALAYAN RUBBERS FOR RUSSIA, THE BIGGEST SINGLE LOAD TAKEN BY RUSSIA FOR THE YEAR, FROM SINGAPORE. THE SHIP WILL ALSO PICK UP ANOTHER 4,000 TONS OF RUBBER FROM THE MALAYAN PORTS OF SWETTENHAM AND PENANG BEFORE SAILING HOMEWARDS TO THE BLACK SEA PORT OF ODESSA.

    THE 10,000 TON FREIGHTER WAS BUILT BARELY A YEAR AGO IN DANZIG; POLAND. THIS IS HER SECOND TRIP. SHE HAS 10 CABINS FOR PASSENGERS, ALL OF THEM AIR CONDITIONED. THE SPACE FOR HER 45 CREW MEMBERS IS ALSO AIRCONDITIONED.

    THIS IS THE FIRST TIME HOWEVER, RUSSIA IS MAKING BIG DIRECT PURCHASES OF HER RUBBER IN SINGAPORE, INSTEAD OF IN LONDON BEFORE.

    ONLY TWO MONTHS AGO. BOTH RUSSIA AND CHINA SWOOPED INTO SINGAPORE MARKET. RUSSIA BOUGHT NINE AND HALF THOUSAND TONS IN ONE WEEK AND CHINA SEVEN THOUSAND TONS. THIS CAUSED A PRICE JUMP IN RUBBER, HIGHEST SINCE 1956.

    THOUGH TO CHINA, SINGAPORE IS BOTH A PROVIDER OF RUBBER AND DUMPING GROUND FOR ALL HER CONSUMER PRODUCTS, RUSSIA, IS STILL ONLY A BUYER. SHE HAS NOT MANY GOODS OFFERED FOR SALE IN SINGAPORE.

    AS FAR AS SINGAPORE IS CONCERNED, BOTH RUSSIA AND CHINA HAVE RACKED AS MAJOR PURCHASERS OF RUBBER. THEY RANK IMMEDIATELY AFTER UNITED KINGDOM, U.S.A.. AND JAPAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADD3A1BQX64MKFCB4XVYWVHM3V
    Media URN:
    VLVADD3A1BQX64MKFCB4XVYWVHM3V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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