Leading International Maritime Centre

Singapore’s position as an International Maritime Centre (IMC) is built upon its status as a global maritime hub.

Singapore’s dynamic and pro-business environment, including a transparent and well-respected legal system, political and economic stability, highly skilled and culturally adaptive talent pool, and an exceptional quality of life. 

Singapore’s maritime ecosystem comprises over 5,000 establishments employing more than 170,000 people, and contributing about seven per cent to the Republic’s gross domestic product. 

Home to about 130 of the world’s top shipping groups, a rich diversity of maritime products and services can be found in Singapore. It is the ideal Asian gateway for global leaders in shipping finance, shipbroking, risk management and marine insurance. 

Singapore is also fast becoming Asia’s hub for maritime law and arbitration and is one of the top global players in the offshore and marine engineering industry. 

It is also the choice venue for the headquarters and representative offices of international maritime organisations and associations such as the Baltic Exchange, Asian Shipowner’s Forum, International Bunker Industry Association, International Association of Independent Tanker Owners and Baltic and International Maritime Council. 

As a key gateway to business activities in Asia, Singapore presents opportunities for business transactions and networking with an established ecosystem of traders, shipping companies and maritime service providers.