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SG remains as top maritime city

This is according to the 2022 Leading Maritime Cities report.

The 2022 edition of the Leading Maritime Cities (LMC) report was launched at an event hosted by the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF), providing fresh insights into which global hubs offer the best infrastructure, technology, finance, and world-class talent, to help the maritime community connect and prosper.

"Singapore holds the top slot for Attractiveness & Competitiveness while also scooping the Maritime Technology title, thanks to the city-state's unrelenting focus on digital transformation. Singapore gives way to Athens and Shanghai in Shipping and Ports & Logistics respectively, and losing some ground in Maritime Finance & Law," noted report's co-author Shahrin Osman.

Two European cities feature in the top three as well. "Rotterdam's second-place demonstrates that it's a maritime city on the rise. Although only tenth in Shipping, the Dutch hub scores well overall and particularly in Ports & Logistics and Attractiveness & Competitiveness. London is also among the top contenders, from fifth to third place overall, however it has lost out its previous top slot in Maritime Finance & Law to New York,” said Osman. Fourth and fifth place overall went to Asian counterparts Shanghai and Tokyo, respectively.

The LMC report is compiled in cooperation between classification society DNV and Menon Economics. As before, it benchmarks each maritime city based on five key pillars: Shipping, Maritime Finance & Law, Maritime Technology, Ports & Logistics and Attractiveness & Competitiveness.

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