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Charting the course for maritime Singapore

The Tanjong Pagar container terminal. More than 130,000 ships call at the port each year.
The Tanjong Pagar container terminal. More than 130,000 ships call at the port each year.PHOTO: ST FILE

Global aviation and maritime leaders were in town this month. Insight looks at the challenges Singapore faces in both sectors and what it's doing to stay ahead of the competition. Here's a look at the maritime sector.

In 1969, Singapore began construction of a container terminal in Tanjong Pagar.

The first such facility in South-east Asia, the decision by the then-Port of Singapore Authority to build the terminal was seen as controversial at the time.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 21, 2019, with the headline 'Charting the course for maritime Singapore Maritime and aviation reports'. Print Edition | Subscribe