Ocean Network Express (ONE) has emerged as the top-ranked shipowner among Singapore’s best places to work.

Singapore’s Best Employers 2024 ranks the top 250 companies and institutions with at least 200 employees across 27 industries.

ONE was one of several maritime-related companies to feature in the survey, which was compiled by The Straits Times newspaper and German data firm Statista.

The Japanese liner giant was ranked 65th, with AP Moller-Maersk climbing 99 places to 118. The Asian arm of Hapag-Lloyd was the third liner company on the list at 174.

Other well-known maritime names included PSA International, Jurong Port, DNV, Standard Chartered Bank and the Singapore Exchange, owner of the Baltic Exchange.

Companies were given a score based on whether staff members would recommend their company to a friend or family member. Employees were also asked about their willingness to recommend other workers within their industry.

The top score for 2024 was 8.82 out of 10, down from last year’s best of 9.13, while the score for last place was 6.90.

ONE scored 7.68, Maersk 7.44, Hapag-Lloyd Asia 7.18 and DNV 7.12.

“This is the first time ONE has participated in The Straits Times Singapore’s Best Employers Award,” said ONE’s global human resources senior vice president, Ai Lin Tay.

“We are happy to be ranked 65th out of Top 250 companies, and sixth out of 13 companies in the transportation and logistics industry.

“We at ONE firmly believe in fostering a performance-driven culture through teamwork, collaboration and sharing of best practices.”

Tay said the establishment of the ONE Academy in August 2022 reflected the shipowner’s commitment to strengthening its “company culture, sense of belonging and development of our employees”.

“We always have our employees, the Magentians, in mind in whatever we do. We encourage every employee to grow, be happy and have a rewarding career at ONE!” she added.

The top five companies in the survey, now in its fifth year, were Apple, Google, Asia Pacific Breweries, Siemens and Motorola Solutions Singapore.