Industry Guide
Industry Guide


Our ports are essential to our position as a global hub, connecting us to vital supply chains via water. Hence, this sector is keen to groom local talent, as evidenced by its participation in the Career Development Programme and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore's Global Internship Award programme and MaritimeONE scholarship programme.
Industry Guide: Maritime
Fast Facts
in the Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development Index in 2022, marking its ninth consecutive year of ranking first in the index
20 billion
project to build the world's biggest automated portby 2040
of the world's top international shipping groups have offices in Singapore
Industry Outlook
The industry is not only for those in engineering or maritime. It is exploring automation, wireless technologies and information systems to stay on top of problems like congestion, which has lead to opportunities in these fields. Jobseekers interested in international trade and logistic scan explore commercial, operational or technical roles at shipping companies and maritime service providers.
Key Skills
  • Disciplined
  • Problem Solver
  • Critical Thinker
  • Communication Skills
Relevant Jobs


  • Diploma in a related field
  • 0-2 years experience
  • 2,500 SGD - 3,000 SGD / Month
  • An Operations Executive works closely with other personnel to ensure that they can carry out their job with the greatest efficiency thereby ensuring client and organisational targets are met. This can involve communication with stakeholders, monitoring the port situation, checking stowage, planning and other administrative details


  • Diploma in Marine or Logistics Field
  • 3-4 years experience
  • 2,800 SGD - 3,000 SGD / Month
  • Boarding Officers primarily handle vessel clearances, which encompasses crew communication, clearing schedules and obtaining the relevant permits and information before arrival and departure. They may also be involved in warehousing, supply and legal requirements. This position requires administrative, planning and implementation skills, and communication abilities.


  • Diploma in a related field
  • 3-4 years experience
  • 4,500 SGD - 6,500 SGD / Month
  • Marine Surveyors carry out various types of surveys on board ships and sites in accordance with requirements. They independently inspect, measure, sample, investigate and report on operations as needed, and maintain the equipment needed for surveys. This position requires some field experience and an eye for details


  • Diploma or Degree in a related field, or work experience
  • 0-3 years experience
  • 3,000 SGD - 4,000 SGD / Month
  • A more commercial position, a chartering executive manages existing client relationships and onboards new accounts to generate revenue for the business. They focus on developing relationships with brokers, charterers, port terminals, stevedores, and agents to ensure all shipments run smoothly. They also maintain contact with offshore industry players to obtain up-to-date market information and developments.