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Port of Singapore wins ‘Best Seaport in Asia’ award

The Port of Singapore once again clinched the ‘Best Seaport in Asia’ award at the Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA), retaining its crown as Asia’s port of choice.

The award was presented to Singapore for an unprecedented 25th time at the 27th AFSCA, which was held in Beijing on Thursday.

Mr Chan Keng Nee, Deputy Director for Vessel Traffic Management at the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), received the award on behalf of the Port of Singapore.

The Port of Singapore was recognised for its cost competitiveness, container shipping-friendly fee regime, provision of suitable container shipping-related infrastructure, timely and adequate investment in new infrastructure to meet future demand and the facilitation of ancillary services, including logistics and freight forwarding facilities.

“We are honoured to receive this award once again. It is a strong validation of the confidence that our industry stakeholders have in the competitiveness of the Port of Singapore. We are heartened by their support and will continue in our commitment to develop Singapore as a premier global hub port and an international maritime centre,” said Mr Lam Yi Young, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

Singapore was selected for the award ahead of strong competition from Busan, Dalian, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Klang, Laem Chabang, Manila, Ningbo, Tianjin, Shanghai Yangshan, Shenzhen and Tanjung Pelepas.

MPA said despite the uncertain times facing the global maritime industry, the Port of Singapore performed well, achieving record figures in several areas last year.

Container throughput crossed the 30 million Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units milestone for the first time and vessel arrival tonnage also reached a record high of 2.25 billion gross tonnes in 2012.

Singapore also remained the world’s top bunkering port, registering bunker sales volumes of 42.7 million tonnes.

Source : CNA – 9 May 2013

Changi Airport voted Best Airport in Asia for 27th consecutive year

Singapore Changi Airport has been voted Best Airport in Asia for the 27th consecutive year.

Readers of Cargonews Asia picked Changi Airport at the annual Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards ceremony held in Beijing.

Changi Airport Group (CAG) which owns and manages Singapore Changi Airport was also inducted into Cargonews Asia’s Hall of Fame to mark the airport’s unprecedented achievement of winning for 27 years in a row.

Changi Airport handled 434,000 tonnes of airfreight movements from January to March 2013, a 2.2 per cent decrease compared to the same period last year.

CAG has extended support to air cargo partners that are also facing a tough operating environment with a $17-million support package announced in March 2013.

For the next 12 months, all scheduled freighter flights at Changi Airport will enjoy landing fee rebates.

Cargo tenants leasing CAG cargo facilities at the Changi Airfreight Centre will enjoy up to 20 per cent rental rebates, based on cargo tonnage handled.

Source CNA – 9 May 2013