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CHANGES IN SINGAPORE

The Central Business district of Singapore with on the left seen the disused Keppel Container terminal and in the back the Brani Container terminal and for the “older” seamen reading this newsletter along the bay in the middle seen the famous Clifford Pier, where for many years thousands (or millions) of seaman landed to go ashore to visit Change Alley, and the city for shopping, Bugis Street and a beer. The pier was closed on March 31, 2006 and is transformed into the Fullerton Bay hotel. The Port of Singapore refers to the collective facilities and terminals that conduct maritime trade, and which handle Singapore’s harbours and shipping. It is ranked as one the top maritime capital of the world since 2015 Currently the world’s second-busiest port in terms of total shipping tonnage, it also trans-ships a fifth of the world’s shipping containers, half of the world’s annual supply of crude oil, and is the world’s busiest trans-shipment port. It was also the busiest port in terms of total cargo tonnage handled until 2005 when it was surpassed by the Port of Shanghai. Thousands of ships drop anchor in the harbour, connecting the port to over 600 other ports in 123 countries and spread over six continents. The Port of Singapore is not a mere economic boon, but an economic necessity because Singapore is lacking in land and natural resources. The Port is critical for importing natural resources, and then later re-exporting products after they have been refined and shaped in some manner.

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