Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Ranked by the World Bank as Asia’s top logistics hub for 10 years in a row, Singapore offers world-class connectivity to the region and beyond. The unprecedented boom in regional cross-border trade and consumption strengthens Singapore’s relevance as a secure, highly efficient logistics and supply chain management hub.

Best In Class

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Regional hub for global players

Today, Singapore is a prime location for major logistics firms, with the top 25 global players conducting operations here. Most of them, like DHL and Schenker, have set up regional or global HQ functions here. We are a base for these firms to anchor major logistics and supply chain operations, specialised capabilities, and conduct innovation activities to provide new supply chain solutions.

Companies across a wide spectrum of industries manage their supply chains here.

Preferred location

Leading manufacturers like Henkel and Infineon base their Supply Chain Control Towers and Distribution Centres in Singapore to orchestrate their regional and global supply chains. They enjoy strong support from our vibrant ecosystem of leading shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs), many of whom have innovation hubs here. We also offer a professional talent pool and a robust R&D ecosystem.

Our strong R&D infrastructure includes technology enablers, start-ups and research institutes.

World-class connectivity

Home to PSA, the world’s busiest transshipment sea port, and Changi Airport, one of Asia’s largest cargo airports, Singapore helps companies drive speed to the global market through our excellent infrastructure and connectivity. We also offer business connectivity through Asia’s most extensive network of Free Trade Areas, covering 60% of the world’s GDP.

Our specialised logistics capabilities serve diverse industries from 3PLs to chemicals and oil firms.

At a Glance

1st

in Asia since 2007, according to the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index.

 

1st

in efficiency of customs clearance, out of 160 countries1. Singapore Customs processes 90% of electronics permit applications within 10 minutes and clears 90% of physical cargo within 8 minutes.

 

600

ports in 123 countries are connected to Singapore by 200 shipping lines. One-seventh of the world's container transhipment throughput is handled by Singapore – the most for any hub on the planet.

 

3mil

tonnes of cargo – Changi Airport’s annual handling capacity. The airport occupies 1,300 hectares of land, including two 4km runways, 4 passenger terminals with an annual handling capacity of 85 million passengers and an air freight centre consisting of 7 cargo terminals.