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Singapore's shipping port success powers its growth

21 October 2013 Last updated at 09:58 BST

Singapore's economy has often been the envy of many of its neighbours.

Many people have marvelled at how this small island, smaller than New York City, has come to be worth more than $270bn (£167bn).

One key to that success has been the vibrant shipping port.

This week, in the first of our series for Singapore Direct, Sharanjit Leyl takes a look at the challenges the city-state faces in maintaining that level of growth.