Singapore has again claimed the top spot in a survey of the world's leading maritime cities, which was conducted by DNV and analysis group Menon Economics.

Menon’s biannual Leading Maritime Capitals report was released in Singapore on Thursday, putting the Lion City in the number one position, followed by Rotterdam, London, Shanghai and Tokyo.

Using 50 different indicators, and feedback from 280 invited shipping executives — mainly shipowners and managers, the report benchmarks 30 leading maritime cities around the world in shipping, finance and law, technology, ports and logistics, together with an overall assessment of their attractiveness and competitiveness.