Connectivity is the hallmark of the Singapore port.
Since 1986, Singapore has been the busiest port in the world in terms of shipping tonnage, with an annual average of 140,000 vessel calls. It is the focal point for some 200 shipping lines with links to more than 600 ports in over 120 countries worldwide.
Global connectivity is the key to Singapore’s success as a world-leading hub for container transhipment, with over 30 million TEU handled in 2015.
The comprehensive port facilities and services are unsurpassed in terms of quality, efficiency, competitiveness and reliability; with the ability to handle over 2,000 containers per vessel, with a turnaround time of less than 12 hours.
Singapore has been frequently recognised as the ‘Best Seaport in Asia’ by the Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA).
Recognised as the petrochemicals hub of the Asia-Pacific, Singapore has developed a dedicated petrochemical complex on Jurong Island, which by 2010, will be able to accommodate five cracker plants and 150 companies with a total estimated fixed asset investment of S$40 billion.
Singapore’s excellent maritime infrastructure has also made it a regional cruise centre for holidaymakers. Annually, about one million visitors pass through the international cruise terminal. On average, Singapore attracts more than 30 international cruise ships every year, making about 400 port calls.
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.
Global Meeting Place – maritime events, conferences & exhibitions
Singapore is the premier location for hosting regional and international maritime events, conferences and exhibitions.
Singapore is the premier location for hosting regional and international maritime events, conferences and exhibitions, where industry players can engage in business and social networking, exchange knowledge on industry trends, local and international regulatory and business developmental thinking as well as exhibit their products and services.
Singapore’s excellent infrastructure, efficient transport & communication links and a wide range of accommodation and dining options and leisure activities offer delegates, exhibitors and event participants a safe, relaxed and pleasant environment in which to conduct their business. In 2005 and 2006, Singapore was ranked among the world’s top convention cities, according to the Amsterdam-based International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA).
To further develop and promote Singapore as a global meeting place and location for maritime events, MPA works together with strategic partners within the maritime industry and relevant government agencies such as the Singapore Maritime Foundation and the Singapore Tourism Board respectively, to host major maritime events, conferences, exhibitions, talks, seminars and think-tank sessions, covering the entire spectrum of the maritime industry. Examples of such events include:
Singapore Maritime Week – the leading annual maritime event in Singapore.
Sea Asia – The Asian voice in world shipping.
Singapore International Bunkering Conference (SIBCON)
International Chemical and Oil Pollution Conference and Exhibition (ICOPCE)