08 Mar '11, 2pm

Singapore government beefs up Maritime sector

SINGAPORE: The rise of Shanghai's port was not achieved at Singapore's expense, Second Minister for Transport Ms Lim Hwee Hua said in parliament Tuesday. Container volumes in Singapore rose 10 per cent last year, and the Singapore government intends to develop a vibrant maritime services cluster. The government is also exploring options for a terminal in Tuas and encouraging more banks to offer shipping finance. The government will also launch a new operations control centre in Changi to beef up navigational safety in waters around Singapore. Additionally, it is exploring ways to promote green shipping. As the shipping industry expands and demand for shipping professionals increases, the government says that awareness of maritime career opportunities needs to be raised.

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