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  Singapore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Singapore is a republic with a Westminster system of a unicameral parliamentary government, with the bulk of the executive powers resting in the hands of a cabinet of ministers led by a prime minister.
Singapore is a diamond-shaped island separated from the Peninsular Malaysia by the Tebrau Straits.
Singapore was hit hard in 2001 by the global recession and the slump in the technology sector, which caused the GDP that year to contract by 2.2 %.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Singapore   (5793 words)

 Port of Singapore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Port of Singapore is not a mere economic boon, but an economic necessity due to the fact that Singapore is lacking in land and natural resources.
The Port is critical for importing natural resources, and then later re-exporting them after they have been refined and shaped in some manner, for example wafer fabrication or oil refining to generate revenue.
Today, the port operations in Singapore are handled by two players: PSA International (formerly the Port of Singapore Authority) and Jurong Port, who collectively operate 6 container terminals and 3 general purpose terminals around Singapore.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Port_of_Singapore   (612 words)

 Singapore. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Singapore island is low-lying and is composed of a granitic core (rising to 580 ft/177 m at Bukit Timah, the country’s highest point) surrounded by sedimentary lowlands.
Singapore has remained in the Commonwealth of Nations, and it joined the United Nations in 1965; it was one of the founding members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 1967.
Singapore experienced steady economic growth and diversification during his tenure, but the country was criticized internationally during the 1980s and 1990s for severe treatment of political dissidents and a harsh system of justice.
www.bartleby.com /65/si/Singapor.html   (1730 words)

 MarTV.com - PeastQ2Z.html
The Port of Taichung, a man-made port carved from a barren stretch of open sea shore on the central west coast of Taiwan, is a new internatonal port.
The Tomakomai Port is is situated on latitude 42°38'N and longitude 141°36'E. It is in the southwestern area of Hokkaido island 60km south-southeast of Sapporo, the capital of the prefecture.
In addition to its natural assets, the Port of Yokohama is also fully-equipped with necessary facilities such as breakwaters in both the inner and outer parts of the port in order to protect the port from the effects of winds and tides and to maintain the depth of pier side water.
www.martv.com /PORTS/PEASTQ2Z.html   (2466 words)

 Articles - Seaport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Ports often have cargo-handling equipment such as cranes and forklifts for use in loading/unloading of ships, which may be provided by private interests or public bodies.
A fishing port is a type of port or harbor facility particularly suitable for landing and distributing fish.
A dry port is a term sometimes used to describe a yard used to place containers or conventional bulk cargo, usually connected to a seaport by rail or road.
www.centralairconditioners.net /articles/Seaport   (371 words)

Singapore hosts the 7th Fleet Logistics Force commander and his staff, hundreds of ship visits, and constructed a new pier at Changi which will be able to accommodate US aircraft carriers.
Singapore is approximately sixty miles north of the Equator and is hot and humid year-round.
Singapore Island is situated off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula from which it is separated by the narrow Johore Straits, crossed by a rail and road causeway.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/facility/singapore.htm   (2043 words)

 InternationalReports.net : Singapore 2002
The operator of the Port of Singapore is a company called PSA Corporation, today the largest container terminal operator in a single location and a leading provider of integrated port and logistics services in the world.
Port of Singapore, the busiest trans-shipment port in the world by tonnage, aims to be the most secure as well.
Singapore’s strong social cohesion and greater operating efficiencies also mean that shipping lines and shippers won’t have to worry that their cargo will be held up by unexpected labor strikes or other costly disruptions.
www.internationalreports.net /asiapacific/singapore/2002/psa.html   (1260 words)

 Travel in Singapore - Singapore - Asia - Culture - WorldTravelGate.net®-
The original settlement north of the Singapore River remains the heart of the city; it is the locale of the principal commercial, government, and public buildings and the Anglican St. Andrew's Cathedral (1862).
Singapore's notable buildings include the Victoria Theatre and Memorial Hall, the Raffles Hotel, the High Court, the City Hall, the House of Jade, the Sri Mariamman Temple, and the Singapore Polytechnic.
Singapore's churches and cathedrals were built well before the turn of the century and many are still used today as places of worship.
www.asiatravelling.net /singapore/singapore/singapore_culture.htm   (1401 words)

 Port of Singapore faces new rival
Nearly 200 years later the Port of Singapore is the second busiest in the world.
The port of Tanjung Pelepas - or PTP as its locally known - stole Singapore's biggest customer Maersk Sealand when it set up two years ago, and this year announced the defection of another of the world's largest shipping lines Evergreen.
Tensions over the battle of the ports have been running high - exacerbated by a land reclamation project just off the coast of Singapore which Malaysia says is affecting the flow and depth of the shipping channel.
www.singapore-window.org /sw02/020514bb.htm   (725 words)

 Singapore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Port of Singapore was founded in 1819 on the advice of Sir Stamford Raffles, Lieutenant-Governor of Java and employee of the British East India Company.
Singapore gained independence in 1959, and joined Malaysia (with Malaya, Sarawak and North Borneo) in 1963, but it withdrew from the federation after two years and became an independent city-state.
Singapore acceded to the CRC in 1995, with declarations regarding the interpretation of Articles 12, 17, 19, 28(1a) 32 and 37.
www.law.emory.edu /IFL/legal/singapore.htm   (1829 words)

 Singapore (09/05)
Although Singapore's history dates from the 11th century, the island was little known to the West until the 19th century, when in 1819, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles arrived as an agent of the British East India Company.
The Port of Singapore is among the world's busiest and ranks second globally as a center for containerized transshipment traffic, after Hong Kong.
Singapore's efforts to maintain economic growth and political stability and its support for regional cooperation harmonize with U.S. policy in the region and form a solid basis for amicable relations between the two countries.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2798.htm   (3490 words)

 Development of the port (from Singapore) --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
Meanwhile, Singapore's trade had suffered after 1842 from British development of a rival port, Hong Kong, as later it was to suffer from the French occupation of the Indochinese Peninsula and their development of Saigon and Haiphong in Vietnam and from the establishment of Dutch ports and shipping lines in the Dutch East Indies.
It is the port of Kuala Lumpur, the federal capital, 23 mi (37 km) east-northeast, with which it is connected by road and rail.
Singapore, a republic of Southeast Asia and member of the Commonwealth, consists of the island of Singapore and 60 nearby islets, at the southern extremity of the Malay Peninsula.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-52641   (924 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | Singapore port to cut jobs
Hundreds of jobs are to be shed at Singapore's port in an effort to combat cheaper regional competitors.
Tariffs in Singapore are higher than neighbouring ports and the move is a part of the government's general restructuring in a bid to make the country more competitive.
The situation in the port has had little impact on the country's export because Singapore is a major trans-shipment area.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/low/business/2771429.stm   (277 words)

 InternationalReports.net : Singapore 2002
Singapore has become America’s partner in a global effort to keep terrorists from meddling with or using cargo containers to smuggle weapons and explosives into the United States.
The Port of Singapore, already one of the most secure ports in the world, applies high-tech screening methods in cooperation with U.S. Customs.
Thus the port of Singapore became the first port in Asia to participate.
www.internationalreports.net /asiapacific/singapore/2002/portof.html   (505 words)

 Port of Singapore, Singapore
Singapore is a small, roughly diamond-shaped island at the end of peninsular Malaysia.
Singapore’s name, meaning "Lion City," can be traced to the 13th century when, according to legend, the ruler of Palembang sought shelter on the island during a storm and thought he saw a lion.
Singapore is a melting pot of nationalities; the majority of the population is of Chinese extraction, followed by Malay, Indian and a small Eurasian population.
www.mygayweb.com /cruises/port?PortID=154   (411 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Singapore is also a leader in new biotechnologies, petroleum refining, and the manufacture of computer components.
Singapore's economy has recovered from the lingering effects of the 2001 recession, the near-recession of 2002 and the slowdown of 2003.
Location/Size: Singapore lies in Southeast Asia, with Peninsular Malaysia to the north, East Malaysia to the east, and Indonesia to the south.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/singapor.html   (3703 words)

 SkyscraperCity Forums - MARITIME & SHIPPING News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Singapore Registry of Ships, which is currently the 7th largest in the world is also the largest registry in Asia with a young fleet of an average age of 11 years and has more than 3,300 ships aggregrating more than 23 million GT.
Singapore is also ranked 9th in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's (UNCTAD) 2000 ranking of maritime nations in terms of ownership of the world's shipping fleet by deadweight tonnage.
The Port of Singapore is overseen by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), which acts as the sole regulatory body for the Republic's port and maritime affairs.
www.skyscrapercity.com /showthread.php?t=68114   (2176 words)

 Container Security Initiative Now Operational in Singapore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The port of Singapore joins the already operational CSI ports of Rotterdam, LeHavre, Bremerhaven, Hamburg, and Antwerp in Europe, Singapore in Asia, and Vancouver, Montreal, and Halifax in Canada.
The CSI security blanket is now expanding and strengthening as it encompasses the port of Singapore, the first port in Asia and one of the largest ports in the world," said Commissioner Bonner.
These officers will work jointly with authorities in Singapore to pre-screen and target high-risk cargo containers bound for the U.S. The port of Singapore is one of the world's largest.
www.iwar.org.uk /news-archive/2003/03-18-3.htm   (613 words)

 The Port of Singapore - - CIO Magazine Jul 1,2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Yap's port handles 250 shipping lines with connections to 600 ports in 123 countries, and daily sailings to every major port on the globe.
As does his port, which finds the edge of its technological advantage narrowing because of the ubiquity of IT applications in its industry.
Today, PSA participates in joint ventures with 13 ports in eight countries throughout Europe and Asia, and it has established a subsidiary company, Portnet.com (of which Yap is CEO), to market and sell Portnet to other ports worldwide.
www.cio.com /archive/070102/singapore_sidebar_3.html?printversion=yes   (526 words)

 Malaysian port wins Danish client from Singapore
Maersk Sealand announced August 18 it would move to the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) in Malaysia's southern state of Johor, 45 kilometres (27 miles) north of Singapore's port -- one of the largest in the world.
Analysts said the decision was a big boost for Malaysia but may hurt the Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) Corp., which is due to list on the stock exchange later this year.
Chua cited cost as the main reason behind the shift, as PTP was still new and lags Singapore port in infrastructure and technology.
www.singapore-window.org /sw00/000821af.htm   (652 words)

 SkyscraperCity Forums - It's confirmed: Singapore is the World's Busiest Maritime Port for 2004!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Singapore port retained its position as the world’s busiest port in terms of shipping tonnage establishing a historic milestone in the process.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was established on 2 February 1996 as a statutory board under the Ministry of Transport with the key functions of developing and promoting Singapore as a premier global hub port and an international maritime centre, and to safeguard Singapore’s strategic maritime interests.
The port of Singapore experienced a remarkable year last year, crossing the one billion mark in terms of shipping tonnage - a growth of 5.7 per cent over the previous year.
www.skyscrapercity.com /showthread.php?t=175806   (2461 words)

 BBC News | BUSINESS | Port of Singapore faces new rival
The Port of Singapore is the second busiest in the world
When Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles landed in Singapore in 1819 he set about transforming the island into an internationally recognised port.
But despite these reassuring noises, observers say Singapore's decision to set aside $44m to reduce costs for shipping lines and improve skills at the port shows it is getting worried.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/business/1986486.stm   (838 words)

 CNN - Singapore port authority computers - Oct. 11, 1995   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
SINGAPORE, Singapore (CNN) -- Asia's economic strength is measured in metric tons, and most of it passes through the port of Singapore, where each day more than 800 ships can be found.
It is capable of tracking each cargo from the time it is unloaded until it is reloaded on another ship.
Singapore is building a new port facility that will employ even higher technology.
www-cgi.cnn.com /TECH/9510/singapore_port   (319 words)

Since its independence in 1965, Singapore has became one of the world's most prosperous countries, with per capita GDP equaling that of the leading nations of Western Europe.
Singapore is highly ranked for its economic competitiveness, and was the world's most competitive country from 1997 to 1999 as ranked by the World Economic Forum.
Singapore is a leader in manufacturing of computer components, petroleum refining, and business services.
www.us-asean.org /singapore.asp   (1838 words)

 Singapore Harbor from Its Founding to the Present: A Brief Chronology
Telok Ayer Basin formally opened; Port of Singapore encompasses Singapore River, Telok Ayer Basin, and Keppel Harbour or 36 1/2 sq miles (23,168 acres).
Port limits extended with the Singapore Port Rules.
Port of Singapore voted "Best Seaport in Asia" eleventh time by Hong-Kong based Asian Freight Industry Awards (AFIA).
www.scholars.nus.edu.sg /landow/post/singapore/economics/harborchron.html   (554 words)

 Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
Singapore has arranged to deposit an instrument of accession to the International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage...
Singapore achieved excellent port and maritime growth in 2005.
This is reflected in the new records set by the Singapore port in shipping tonnage...
www.mpa.gov.sg   (257 words)

 Stallion Technologies Product Information: EasyConnection - Case study - Port of SIngapore
The Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) has installed over several hundred of Stallion's EasyConnection and EasyIO cards on the massive quay crane to control the movement of the crane.
Singapore has been nominated as the world's busiest port for several years.
In the past decade, PSA accelerated the use of information technology to maximize the utilization of the Port's resources and to improve the level of service to Port users.
www.stallion.com /html/products/psa-story.html   (283 words)

 Singapore: Transportation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Views of Singapore harbor, the container port, and the skyline
A History of Singapore Harbor (an excellent illustrated history by the Port of Singapore Authority)
Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT), 84 km mass transit system, has 48 stations.
www.postcolonialweb.org /singapore/economics/transportation.html   (171 words)

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