Global Transportation Network

Singapore is today at the centre of a global land, sea and air transportation network.

Singapore is at the centre of a globally interconnected land, sea and air transportation network that spans the globe. Since its founding as an Asian trading port over a century ago, Singapore has grown and prospered as the meeting place and crossroads of the world.

As home to one of the greatest ports in maritime trade, Singapore is the focal point for some 200 shipping lines with links to more than 600 ports in over 120 countries worldwide. It is the busiest port in the world in terms of shipping tonnage, with an average 140,000 vessels calling at the port annually.

In terms of both passenger and freight air transport, Changi Airport has established itself as a major aviation hub in the Asia-Pacific. It is served by 80 airlines with over 4,000 flights connecting to more than 180 cities in 59 countries and has an annual handling capacity of more than 70 million passengers.

Although most noted for its extensive sea and air links, Singapore also has road and rail connections to the rest of Southeast Asia.

Singapore is connected to the Malaysian railway system, whose most southerly station is actually located within Singapore. With a regular passenger and freight schedule, trains wind their way up Peninsular Malaysia stopping at all the important towns and cities.