Vessel movements in straits of Singapore and Malacca expected to rise by at least 50% by 2030

Every year, more than 80,000 vessels pass through the straits of Singapore and Malacca, carrying a third of the world's traded goods. PHOTO: MARITIME AND PORT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE
New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

SINGAPORE - Vessel movements in the straits of Singapore and Malacca are expected to increase by at least 50 per cent in the coming decade, and this could increase the risk of collision and grounding in the waters, a renowned maritime expert has warned.

This significant growth in maritime traffic by 2030 will pose major challenges to Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, said Mr Koji Sekimizu, secretary-general emeritus of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). The United Nations agency oversees the global maritime sector.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's WhatsApp Channel and get the latest news and must-reads.