Singapore awarded "Best Seaport - Asia" for 32nd time

At the 2020 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards held in Hong Kong, Port of Singapore was conferred the “Best Seaport – Asia” title.

Singapore beat out three other contenders - Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Shenzhen - to clinch the title.

Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) said, "This is a testament to the Port of Singapore's efficiency and continued leadership in driving maritime innovation."

In the 1800s, British colonial agent Sir Stamford purchased the island from a local sultan. He is well known as the founder of modern-day Singapore and the Strait Settlements.

Almost exactly two centuries later, Singapore remains one of the world’s busiest and most strategically important maritime hubs.

In 1819, he remarked, “The Port of Singapore is a free port, and the trade thereof is open to ships and vessels of every nation, equally and alike to all.”

The 2020 Asian Freight, Logistics, and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards, Mr. Mok Chak Yong, Consul (Political) of the Singapore Consulate-General accepted the award on MPA’s behalf.

In June this year too, Singapore won the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH)’s World Ports Sustainability Awards.

Ms Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore said, “As a global hub port, the Port of Singapore continues to play a key role in keeping global supply chains going, particularly as the world economy starts re-opening. While we are humbled by this affirmation and thank the industry for their support, we will continue to strive to uphold high standards of service and drive initiatives that enable a low-carbon future for the maritime community.”

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