SHOREBASED MARITIME SERVICES
Despite all the exposure that seafaring careers get in popular media, not all careers offered by the maritime industry involve working at sea. Behind every successful sail is a whole team of maritime professionals working hard to ensure the smooth running of technical and commercial operations.
If you have ever wondered who designs and builds the ships that transport goods to Singapore, or sell, buy and broker each ship worth millions of dollars, or whether ships and their cargo can be insured like many other goods in the world — the answer is, shorebased maritime service providers do. Some of the most important shorebased maritime services that Singapore is globally renowned for include banking and financial services, naval architecture and marine engineering, ship broking, and insurance. The professionals such as bankers, engineers, brokers and underwriters can choose to take such tracks from as early as during their time in school or can choose to make a career switch later on in life.
As an International Maritime Centre (IMC), many large institutions located in Singapore such as banks and legal firms have a maritime branch that provides high-quality services to businesses in the industry. This specialised, knowledge-intensive sector has helped to provide high wages for the workforce while sustaining competitiveness with other countries.
Read more about the diverse maritime services functions at our Featured Careers section.