China’s Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) retained its top position as the world’s busiest container port for the ninth consecutive year.
The Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) has affirmed its efforts on talent development and enhancing collaboration with start-ups and adjacent industries, according to chairman Andreas Sohmen-Pao.
Ocean Network Express (ONE) is forming a joint venture with PSA in Singapore for a 4m teu capacity container terminal.
Singapore port container volumes have inched up in November compared to year-ago levels, putting the republic on track to achieve a historic high throughput this year.
Dutch tank storage firm Vopak is developing innovation pilots in Singapore with the use of drones and robots to achieve smart tank terminal operations.
APL’s intra-Asian container shipping business is being merged under the CNC brand, but with the management of the Taiwan headquartered-line shifted to Singapore.
As with many other industries, key players in maritime are increasingly spurred on to accelerate innovation and adopt new technologies in a bid to stay ahead of the curve.