Singapore ranked first in maritime capitals of the world for third consecutive time

Singapore ranked first in Menon’s Leading Maritime Capitals of the World Report for 2017 where in 2015 and 2012, Singapore was also ranked first. Singapore was ranked number one in Shipping, Ports and Logistics, and Attractiveness and Competitiveness categories, second in Maritime Technology and fourth in Finance and Law. Hamburg is in second spot, Oslo in third, and Shanghai in fourth and London in fifth.

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said it is driving the Sea Transport Industry Transformation Map (ITM) with industry stakeholders, to drive innovation and productivity, and equip the local maritime workforce with necessary skills to take on higher value-added jobs of the future.

Singapore’s vessel arrival tonnage increasing by 6.3% to 2.66bn gt in 2016. Last year Singapore is the world’s second busiest container port with throughput recorded at 30.9m teu, and the world’s largest bunkering port with sales reaching 48.6m metric tonnes.

(Seatrade Maritime News)