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The Leading Maritime Cities of the world 2024

The 2024 edition of the Leading Maritime Cities of the world (LMC) report was launched today (15th of April). The LMC report is a collaborative effort between Menon Economics and the classification society DNV. More than 15,000 cities are benchmarked on 45 different indicators. 190 maritime experts from all over the world have contributed with their subjective assessments of the cities. For the 2024 report, we have refined our objective and subjective indicators by incorporating recent key trends in the sector, such as the green transition. As before, we benchmark each maritime city based on five key pillars:

  • Shipping centres
  • Maritime Finance & Law
  • Maritime Technology
  • Ports & Logistics
  • Attractiveness & Competitiveness

Singapore has a strong performance across the five pillars and keeps its number one spot overall, followed by Rotterdam, London and Shanghai. Oslo takes the 5th place on the total ranking (an increase from 7th place in the 2022 edition), due to a strong position within maritime technology, as well as finance & law.

The 2024 report is the fifth edition of the Leading Maritime Cities report since 2015. To secure neutrality and international legitimacy, the project is conducted without any external financial support.

Download the report here.

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