Business Times: Singapore named 'Best Seaport in Asean'

01 Aug 2008

THE Port of Singapore has received yet another accolade - this time the inaugural 'Best Seaport in Asean' award at the Frost & Sullivan Asean Transportation and Logistics Awards last night. 'We are very thankful to the maritime community for reaffirming Singapore as its preferred port of call. This award is an endorsement of our efforts to continuously enhance our port services. We will continue to work closely with our maritime partners to ensure that Singapore remains a leading global transhipment hub port offering quality infrastructure, excellent services and a pro-business environment,' said MPA director of corporate services Richard Tan, who received the award on behalf of the Maritime Port Authority.

Global growth consulting company Frost & Sullivan's Asean Transportation and Logistics Awards is an annual event held to recognise outstanding performance by companies in the transportation and logistics industry in South- east Asia and is now into its third year. All recipients are evaluated based on their customers' satisfaction level. The selection process involves in-depth analysis and interviews with customers of the shortlisted companies. The Port of Singapore continues to record good performance and strong growth this year. Shipping tonnage of vessel arrivals in April went up by 18.8 per cent compared with the same period last year to reach 140.2 million gross tons.

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