Maritime technology in the Netherlands is highly developed. A powerful maritime nation from days of old, with strong trading links around the world, the Netherlands also has the largest inland fleet in Europe and one of the strongest maritime clusters in the world.
The Port of Rotterdam is Europe’s largest port by far and Amsterdam is Europe’s fourth-largest. The Dutch maritime cluster comprises 11 different, yet complementary industries that operate within a 100-kilometre radius. This encourages close co-operation on innovation and production, allowing industries to build on each other’s strengths. The Netherlands also distinguishes itself with a globally competitive group of suppliers to the offshore (maritime) industry and specialised R&D institutes. Overall, the Dutch maritime cluster focuses on high-end, added-value markets that require high levels of expertise, exceptional craftsmanship and research-based innovation.
More information can be found on: https://www.hollandtradeandinvest.com/key-sectors/water/contents/maritime-industry
The port of Singapore is the largest transshipment hub of South-East Asia. In 2015 the port of Singapore processed 30.62 million Twenty-Food-Equivalent Unit (TEU) and the second busiest port in the world. The location, the smooth and efficient port operations and excellent bunker facilities make Singapore an attractive hub for the region. The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore invests in research and development to also develop as an innovative knowledge hub for the maritime sector. In the future Singapore’s port operations will all be brought to Tuas, in the west of Singapore. For the future port, the government looks at innovative technologies that increase productivity, sustainability and optimizes land usages. The Singapore Maritime Institutes coordinates the research projects of the research institutes in Singapore and develops technology roadmaps in collaboration with MPA. Singapore is the top player in the global market for oil and gas drilling units and offshore support vessels. To take the Singapore marine & offshore industry to a new level, Singapore is building upon its strength in production and engineering to develop knowledge and innovation capabilities. Singapore continues investing in R&D to address the challenges of offshore oil & gas exploration & production.
More information can be found on: https://www.edb.gov.sg/content/edb/en/industries.html