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Maritime Industry in Singapore - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

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  • 120 Pages
  • May 2021
  • Region: Singapore
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4622329
The Maritime Industry in Singapore is espected to grow at a CAGR of more than 2% during the period (2021-2026).

Singapore has crossed the 100,000 marks for crew change carried out at the port during the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, according to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). Since 27 March 2020, MPA has facilitated 100,000 sign-on and sign-off crew of all nationalities from ships of different flags involving more than 5,000 companies and 6,700 ships.

Singapore has retained its position as the world’s second-busiest container port and the number one bunkering port in 2020, as well as facilitated crew change for more than 80,000 seafarers, amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

In 2020, Container throughput for the island-state came up to 36.9m teu, a slight drop of 0.9% compared to 2019. Singapore remains the runaway leader as a bunkering port with sales amounting to 49.8m tonnes, an increase of 5% year-on-year.

Singapore is Asia’s gateway for global leaders in ship financing, ship broking, risk management, and marine insurance. Capitalizing on its strategic location, sophisticated port facilities, and shipyards, Singapore has developed into a premier International Maritime Centre (IMC) where ships hub and essential ancillary services in shipping, commerce, and logistics flourish.

Maritime Singapore is home to more than 5,000 maritime organizations and businesses. The pro-business government policies have established the country as a strategic Centre for maritime business and a leading international maritime Centre.

Maritime is steeped in the lifeblood of Singapore, with its illustrious relationship tracing back to its beginning as a hub for entrepot trade in the nation’s early days. After playing such a critical role in Singapore’s development from a third world to a first-world nation within one generation, the maritime sector now continues to be a significant engine of growth for Singapore’s economy, making up 7% of the nation’s GDP and employing more than 170,000 people in various technical and commerce-related functions.

The SMEs in local shipping sector are adopting robotic processes in day-to-day operations. Going forward, drones could be used to transport small packages such as medicine or documents to and from ships docked in Singapore's ports.

Blockchain technology has been a disrupting trend being applied across various sectors currently across the globe.

Key Market Trends

Development of ports in the country

The Government of Singapore continues to invest in transport infrastructure to maintain the country’s position as a world-class city and key transport mode between Asia and the world.

Tuas Port is being developed as the next-generation container port in Singapore. When fully completed in the 2040s, after construction of up to 30 years, Tuas Port will be the world’s single largest container port, capable of handling up to 65 million TEU per annum. The new port is to accommodate the move of the current city terminals when their leases expire and will be the consolidated location for all of Singapore’s container activities, significantly reducing inter-terminal haulage operations and green-house gas emissions.

To adapt to rising sea levels, Tuas Port will have an operational platform of five meters above maximum sea-level, with over 50% of the total fill materials coming from dredged material and excavated earth from construction. Reusing such materials reduces reliance on the sand for reclamation, saving over SGD 2 billion in material costs. Reclamation began in 2015 and is due to finish in 2021.

Tuas Port will be automated, digital. Digitalport@SG and Just-in-Time (JIT) Systems will streamline vessel clearance processes thereby enhancing vessel turnaround times. Extensive use of automation and robotics will be employed in conjunction with quayside and yard handling systems with operations controlled from a remote Operations Centre.

Digitalization in Maritime Sector would lead to growth in the industry:

The increasing needs for a secured digital supply chain need an end to end automation and integration of the various supply-chain stakeholders.

The key stakeholders in maritime digitalization include terminal operators, port authority, and carriers. They play an important role in developing technologies such as digital smart port/fully automated terminals, connected ships, autonomous ships, etc.

A largely automated container terminal, named Tuas Port, is currently being built at the port, which will have the capacity to handle 65 million TEUs upon completion in 2040. Tuas port is expected to be the world’s biggest fully-automated terminal when completed. Tuas port will incorporate innovative technologies such as yard automation and full-electric automated guided vehicles.

The port of Singapore is embracing technologies that continue to enhance logistics activities. Being a transshipment hub, the logistics companies in Singapore enjoy the flexibility of choosing the best and quickest way to get their goods delivered to customers.

Competitive Landscape

The market is fragmented, the market has the presence of both international and local players. The market is expected to grow during the forecast period due to rapid growth in infrastructure and logistics.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Insights of Transshipment Trade
4.3 Insights on Containerized and Non-Containerized Shipments
4.4 Insights on Bunkering Services
4.5 Insights on Investments in Maritime Industry
4.6 Insights on Number of Establishments and Contribution of Maritime Sector to Total Services Sector
4.7 Government Regulations and Initiatives
4.8 Technological Trends and Automation in Ports
4.9 Impact of COVID -19 on the market (discussing short-term and long-term effects on the market)
5.1 Market Drivers
5.2 Market Restraints
5.3 Market Opportunities
5.4 Porters 5 Force Analysis
5.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
5.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
5.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
5.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
6 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size By Value)
6.1 By Services
6.1.1 Water Transport Services
6.1.2 Vessel Leasing and Rental Services
6.1.3 Cargo Handling (Container Services, Crane Services, Stevedoring Services, etc)
6.1.4 Supporting Service Activities to Water Transport (Shipping Agencies, Ship Brokering Services, Ship Management Services, etc)
7.1 Market Concentration Overview
7.2 Company Profiles
7.2.1 PSA International
7.2.2 ONE (Ocean Network Express)
7.2.3 PIL (Pacific International Lines)
7.2.4 A.P. Moller Singapore Pte. Ltd.
7.2.5 Cosco Shipping (Singapore) Petroleum Pte. Ltd.
7.2.6 NYK Group
7.2.7 CMA CGM & ANL (Singapore) PTE LTD
7.2.8 Evergreen Marine (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
7.2.9 Sea Consortium Private Ltd
7.2.10 Hin Leong Marine International*
7.3 Other Companies

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • PSA International
  • ONE (Ocean Network Express)
  • PIL (Pacific International Lines)
  • A.P. Moller Singapore Pte. Ltd.
  • Cosco Shipping (Singapore) Petroleum Pte. Ltd.
  • NYK Group
  • CMA CGM & ANL (Singapore) PTE LTD
  • Evergreen Marine (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
  • Sea Consortium Private Ltd
  • Hin Leong Marine International