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Wan Ching Chiang (Photo: LISCR)

Liberian Registry Strengthens Asia Team

Registry’s fast- growing number of South-East Asian clients. Chiang graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and has previous experience with working in the financial industry with both HSBC and Barclays Capital.     The Liberian Registry’s Greater China team has been bolstered by the additions of Pao Chi Hsu and Owen Fu as Technical Managers. Hsu, who holds a Master’s Degree in Ocean Engineering, has previously worked as a lead class surveyor in the Greater China region and as a vessel superintendent for a leading bulk carrier owner. Fu is

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Djibouti Breaks Ground on Massive FTZ

president of Djibouti on Monday formally launched the construction of a project touted as Africa's largest free trade zone, to be built in the tiny Horn of African nation with Chinese backing.   The agreement to build the 48 sq km (19 sq mile) free trade zone was signed in March 2016 as part of China's bid to expand trade routes, a series of infrastructure initiatives stretching across 60 countries that the Chinese have dubbed "One Belt, One Road".   Tiny Djibouti, population 876,000, has long punched above its weight. It hosts large U.S. and French naval bases; China is also

New Recruits and Promotions at METALUBE

years, will now manage the Metaform range of products.    Dutton joins Metalube from Houghton and will support Thornhill in his first commercial role having started his career in the laboratory.   Luo, a chemistry graduate from Manchester University, will work closely with METALUBE China, helping to develop their technical excellence.  She will divide her time between the U.K. and China

Mingfa Liu (Photo courtesy of the Wallem Group)

Liu Joins Wallem Ship Management China

Wallem Group has appointed Mingfa Liu to the newly established role of managing director at Wallem Ship Management China. Liu will concentrate on Wallem’s relationships with shipyards and drydocks in China, and represent Wallem’s ship management and technical services to the country’s large number of ship owners. In his career Liu sailed as a marine engineer before coming ashore to work in the ship management industry. His management career has developed through senior roles in Hong Kong, U.K. and China, and most recently included the senior management position in China for a

Emilia Shao (Photo: WSS)

WSS Appoints Ships Agency Manager for China

Heading up Wilhelmsen Ships Service’s (WSS) ships agency sales team in China, Emilia Shao brings both industry experience and an eclectic academic background to one of the company’s largest agency markets.   Located in Shanghai, Shao will manage WSS’s agency business across its three offices located in Northern, Central and Southern China. Shao’s day-to-day responsibilities include joining Account Managers for customer visits and monitoring communications to ensure port enquiries are handled promptly and properly, at the same time overseeing the performance of the entire

Shell Nabs Sinochem Crude Trader for Singapore Desk

, who worked as the deputy general manager for Sinochem in London, has joined the Shell crude oil trading desk in Singapore, the sources said. Major trading houses and independent oil firms are chasing qualified and well-connected staff for their Asia trading desks, spurred on by the opening up of China's oil imports to include independent refineries. Shell declined to comment on staff moves. Qingpu, who managed West African trading for Sinochem, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The sources told Reuters that Qingpu was initially expected to take a job with Statoil, but

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Book Review: Matterhorn

Matterhorn: The Operational History of the US XX Bomber Command from India and China: 1944-1945 is the operational history of the XX (20th) Bomber Command and its combat missions from India and China.  The book traces the development of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress program and the Allied plans to stage long-range bombers through China for strikes against Japan’s strategic industries. Each of the 49 combat missions flown by the XX Bomber Command from India and China is examined, producing the first detailed history of the B-29 campaign flown from these countries. The book is written

Steen Lund (Photo: Radio Holland)

Radio Holland Names Lund Asia Regional Director

Radio Holland has appointed Steen Brodsgaard Lund as Regional Director Asia. He will be responsible for Radio Holland’s operations in Asia, with offices in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.   Lund is a Danish national, and developed his career over the past 28 years while living in Pakistan, South Korea, India, Hong Kong, China and Singapore. He began his career in the maritime industry in 1987 as a Trainee at A.P. Moller Maersk in Denmark, and spent 21 years in the group holding in a variety of commercial and operational leadership positions. His last assignment at A.P. Moller

Seaspan Appoints Bing Chen As Chief Executive Officer

. I am humbled and honoured to be its next CEO as we continue to build and grow profitably. I am confident that Seaspan will continue to strengthen its position as the leader in the global containership leasing industry."   Over his twenty five year career Chen has held executive positions in China, Europe and the United States. Most recently, Chen served as CEO of BNP Paribas (China) Ltd. where he led the bank’s growth strategy in China. From 2011 to 2014,  Chen was the General Manager for Trafigura’s Chinese business operations, where he maintained full P&L responsibility

Sean S. Fitzgerald (Photo: Maersk Container Industry)

Fitzgerald Named CEO of Maersk’s Container Unit

and is part of A.P. Moller – Maersk’s Transport & Logistics division.   Fitzgerald will assume overall responsibility for the strategic direction and the entire operations of the company including its more than 5,000 employees in three container manufacturing plants in Chile and China and its R&D center in Denmark.    The new CEO brings to the role more than 20 years of expertise across management, manufacturing, product management and marketing. Since 2014, Fitzgerald has acted as President at Joy Global China, part of the Japanese manufacturing company Komatsu

Zhengyu Li (Frank)

Li to Head MacGregor's China business

MacGregor develops operations in China and strengthens its organisation by appointing Zhengyu Li (Frank) as Vice President, Head of China as of 1 October 2015. Mr Li drives the development of MacGregor business in the most important market in the marine industry. He will be a member of the MacGregor Group Executive Team and based in Shanghai. Mr Li has over 25 years of international business experience, during which he has held various leadership positions in successful global companies like General Electric and Caterpillar in the Asia Pacific region. He joins MacGregor from Caterpillar, where his

The signing of the letter of intent to close the TCP transaction was held in the Federal Senate of Brazil. Photo courtesy China Merchants Group

CMPort Acquires Container Terminal in Brazil

China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited (CMPort) said that the Company's transaction regarding the acquisition of Paranaguá Container Terminal (TCP) in Brazil is completed. The acquisition is the biggest merger and acquisition so far in Brazilian and Latin American port sector. It is not only the first investment of CMPort in Latin America, but also the first M&A in mature port assets overseas with controlling stake. Since then, TCP has officially become a subsidiary of CMPort, which is a gesture of the Company's overseas port network expansion from Asia, Africa, Europe and North America

Todd Shou (Photo: CMR Group)

CMR Group Makes Two Senior Appointments

two senior appointments as it continues to develop and expand its global operations. Jean-François Michel has joined as vice-president in charge of production, supply chain and purchasing, bringing over 20 years’ international experience working for industrial organizations in Tunisia, China and France to the role.   He will have specific responsibility managing all production and supply chain activities worldwide with the exception of CMR Far East.   CMR’s Asia operations will also be boosted with Todd Shou’s appointment as sales manager for China, where he

China's "Ordinary" Billionaire Behind Nicaragua Canal Plan

Chinese officials including President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and former leaders Jiang Zemin and Wen Jiabao have all visited the state-connected wireless communication technologies company Wang took control of four years ago.   Wang, whose entrepreneurism went mostly unnoticed in China and elsewhere before last year's Nicaragua announcement and a subsequent $3 billion Black Sea port development plan, has not helped matters by refusing to talk in detail about himself or broad swathes of his career.   During two interviews at the headquarters of Beijing Xinwei Telecom Technology

Europe, China Economic News Challenges Shipping Demand

slowing down of Chinese growth in the manufacturing sector continues. April data on Purchasing Managers Index improve marginally (48.1 in April up from 48 in March) but remains in the area of contraction. This too indicates a soft patch in shipping demand,” Sand added.   Commenting on the China Manufacturing PMI  survey, Hongbin Qu, Chief Economist, China & Co-Head of Asian Economic Research at HSBC said, “The final reading of the HSBC China Manufacturing PMI stabilised at 48.1 in April, up slightly from 48.0 in March, and revised down from an earlier flash reading of 48

Michael Chen (Photo: Wilhelmsen Ships Service)

Chen Named General Manager of WHSS China

Wilhelmsen Ships Service announced that Michael Chen has accepted the role as General Manager for Wilhelmsen Huayang Ships Services China (WHSS).   Based in Shanghai, Chen takes up the role immediately, replacing Captain Bi Yuping, who leaves the company after a decade.   Starting his career with the Wilhelmsen group as a vessel operator in 2005, Chen has been working as Agency Service Manager for China for the past five years.   With a naval background, following the completion of his studies at the University of Jimei, Navigation Institute in 2000, Chen sailed as a deck officer

Junshan Zou (Photo: V.Group)

V.Group Names Zou Managing Director for China

V.Group said it has appointed Junshan Zou to build, lead and drive V.Group’s activities in China, including business development, ship management and marine services.“We have made a long-term commitment to growing our business in China,” said Alastair Evitt, Group Managing Director for V.Group’s Ship Management East division. “This new role will enable us to focus our efforts on growing all aspects of V.Group’s business including expanding our pool of Chinese seafarers to meet the future growth needs of the market.”Zou has more than 20 years’ experience

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