Global Hub Port

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.