Maritime Sector Incentive - Maritime Leasing (MSI-ML) Award

The MSI-ML award encourages entities to use Singapore as their capital and funding base to finance their vessels or sea containers.


Ship or container leasing companies, funds, business trusts or partnerships will get to enjoy tax concessions for up to 5 years on their qualifying leasing income under the MSI-ML award.

An approved manager of the asset-owning entity will be awarded a concessionary tax rate of 10% on its qualifying management income.

Operating and qualifying finance leases are both covered under MSI-ML award, to allow asset-owning flexibility in leasing and chartering options.

Who is eligible

Applicant with a good track record, demonstrable business plan and a commitment to expand its shipping and container financing operations in Singapore may apply for the MSI-ML award on or before 31 May 2021.

Applicant must be able to demonstrate in its business plan how the shipping or container financing operations will generate economic contributions in Singapore, which include local business spending, number of professionals employed, the strategic or commercial decision making functions that will be undertaken in Singapore, how it can contribute to the ship or container financing cluster in Singapore.

How to apply

To apply, email to for more information.