Annual Industry Survey

As part of continuous efforts to support the development of Maritime Singapore, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will be conducting annual industry surveys under the Statistics Act from 2022 to collect timely statistics on the industry’s activities, technology, sustainability and manpower developments. 
Aggregated statistics compiled from the collected data will be used to assist in policy-making and development of programmes to benefit the maritime community.
The Annual Industry Survey will cover the following sectors:

  • Ship Owning/Operating
  • Ship Agency
  • Ship Management
  • Harbourcraft, Bunkering & Ship Chandling
  • Port Operator, Stevedoring & Lighterage
  • Ship Broking
  • Classification Society & Marine Surveying
  • Maritime Technology


How is it conducted? 

MPA will be conducting a one-time Maritime Census 2022 to minimise sampling errors. Maritime companies selected for the survey sample will be informed by email or post by mid-July 2022. Subsequent Annual Industry Surveys adopt a sampling approach based on the business registry of the various sectors.
For the survey to accurately reflect the profile of the Sea Transport Sector, the participation and co-operation of all respondents is critical. Under the Statistics Act, companies are required to provide the necessary information to the best of their knowledge and beliefs. The Act also provides assurance to companies that their individual returns will be kept in confidence. 
Selected companies can submit their returns online via the Maritime Industry Survey Portal (log-in information will be provided to selected companies).