Singapore has been voted “Best Seaport in Asia” at the 2001 Asian Freight Industry Awards. Singapore has picked up the Best Seaport in Asia title thirteen times since the launch of AFIA in 1987.
The awards recognise the best cargo transportation players including seaports, airports, global shipping lines, global air cargo carriers, container terminal operators and total logistics operators, and are handed out by Cargonews Asia.
“We are pleased to be voted again the Best Seaport in Asia. We would like to thank our voters including the major shipping lines, terminal operators, freight forwarders and shippers for their support and confidence in the Singapore port. It is an award that recognises the efficient services and excellent shipping connections that our port can and will continue to provide to them,” says Chen Tze Penn, director general, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.
Since 1990, Singapore port has grown steadily in terms of vessel arrivals, shipping tonnage and container throughput. Shipping tonnage has grown by more than six per cent on average a year while container throughput has been achieving an average of some 13 per cent growth annually.
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