SSA appoints Capt Ang Chin Eng as new Technical Director
The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) has appointed a full time Technical Director who will be responsible for ensuring the Association maintains its pledge of delivering a high level of technical advice and service to its members against a rapidly changing international regulatory landscape, the SSA said in a press release.
Capt Ang Chin Eng, who joins the SSA today (April 15th), has over 40 years of experience in the maritime sector initially as a Seafarer, Port Captain and, later, as an Academic. He is a qualified Master Mariner (NZ) and an Accountant – FCA (Singapore) and FCPA (Australia).
He holds an MBA from the University of Queensland, the MCILT (UK), and the OND in Nautical Science (UK).
Capt Ang has been in academia over the last 20 years and was, until recently, the course manager of the Diploma in Maritime Business and, earlier, the Diploma in Nautical Studies. His other poly‐wide contributions earned him the Singapore Polytechnic (SP) Excellence in Teaching Award. He was the Lecturer‐in‐Charge of SP Yachting Centre and oversaw all sailing activities. He is a qualified NCAP Level 3 Coach (Theory).
He has always maintained close links with the industry. He served extensively on the Council of the Singapore Nautical Institute (SNI) holding a number of key appointments including Honorary Secretary, President and finally as Honorary Advisor. During this time, he authored/presented a number of technical reports. At the national level and on a voluntary basis, he served as Member, Technical Committee for Bunkering, SPRING Singapore & Working Group on Code of Practice for Bunker Surveyors. At the international level, he served as a Competent Person to the IMO STCW Panel of Expert. On a voluntary basis, he commandeered the civil resource units deployed to clean‐up two of Singapore’s worst oil spills caused by Evoikos/Orapin Global and the Natuna Sea.
The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) represents more than 470 shipping companies and other businesses allied to the shipping industry. It is a national trade association formed in 1985 to serve and promote the interests of its members which comprise shipowners and operators, ship managers, ship agents and other ancillary companies such as shipbrokers, classification societies, marine insurers, bunker suppliers, maritime lawyers, and shipping bankers amongst others. SSA works closely with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore to promote Singapore as a leading maritime centre, and also with the Asian Shipowners Forum and other fellow shipping associations in the region with the goal of speaking with a unified Asian voice.