SSA - Facilitators


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Mr. Aloysius Lim Keng Cheong

Mr. Lim is a Shipping & Logistics Consultant with more than 30 years of experience in various industries, ranging from shipping and logistics to manufacturing. He has worked across several multi-national and local companies where he held various portfolios ranging from operations, marketing, commercial, business development and finance to senior management.

Aloysius has managed and operated full liner and container feeder services, wearing several "hats" as ship owner, shipping line operator, agency representation and charterer’s agent. As Finance & Business Development Director, he developed new shipping routes and services, and managed the Group companies’ financial resources. He provides training and consultancy services to international organisations such as World Bank, World Trade Organisation, World Food Programme, Asian Development Bank and Asia Productivity Organisation, and to various countries, some of which includes: Ethiopia, Mongolia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, China and Malaysia.

Capt. David Cheong

Capt Cheong is a Manager for Marine Management Systems in Lloyd’s Register Asia. He started his sea career with Neptune Shipmanagement Services Pte Ltd (NSSPL) in 1983 as a Deck Cadet. In 2004, he was posted on shore attachment to NSSPL’s Safety, Quality and Environmental Dept as Marine Superintendent, and thereafter the Quality and Environmental Management Representative. In 2005, he was appointed the company’s Quality and Environmental Management Representative. Main responsibility in this area was to ensure that the management and its fleet of vessels are in compliance with the management’s Safety Management System (SMS) which complies with the International Safety Management (ISM) code, ISO9001 (Quality Management System) and ISO14001 (Environmental Management System) and the International Ship & Port Facility Security (ISPS) code.

David joined Lloyd’s Register Asia in 2006 as a Marine Auditor, specialising in ISM (including office Document of Compliance) and shipboard ISPS audits. He also qualified as a ISO9001 and ISO14001 assessor to quality management system compliance for LR’s marine clients. Since joining Lloyd’s Register, he has conducted numerous safety and quality management systems audits, both in the office and on board various types of vessels.

He is also a Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 Inspector. David is also a trainer with Lloyd’s Register’s Marine Training Services conducting the ISM Internal Auditor course, Ship Security Officer / Company Security Officer, Designated Person Ashore (DPA) and Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), 2006 public courses.

Mr. Ivan Ho Seng Cheng

Mr. Ho has served as a Deck Officer in various foreign merchant ships from 1972-1981, and thereafter as Port Captain & Senior Manager with extensive experience in various shipping operations and businesses related to container lines, RO -RO, lash ships, refrigerated ships, cable ships, car carrier, general cargo liner & dry bulk carriers. Ivan has worked in various senior capacities as vessel operator, owner’s representative and charterer’s agent in both long haul liner and feeder carriers.

He has been a trainer with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and has conducted training with SSA for more than 21 years, and has devoted more than 30 years to the shipping industry in various capacities.

Mr. Kan Hoi Yuen

Mr. Kan has worked in an oil company for 29 years, with the last 10 years as the Regional HSSE Manager. He is now semi-retired. Currently, he is one of the technical assessors for Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC), performing assessments on bunker surveying companies. He is also a member of the Spring Singapore Working Group that recently completed the review on SS600:2014.

Mr Kan had sailed on board foreign -going vessels, and obtained the Certificate of Competency 1st Class (Motor) in 1982. He was also the past chairman of the SSA Bunker Sub-Committee from 2001 to 2011, as well as the convenor for the ISO Workgroup that developed the ISO 13739 in 2010.

Mr. Lam Chee Long

Mr. Lam has worked in various senior management positions in both local and foreign insurance companies with 30 years of industry experience. He obtained his degree in Business Administration (BBA) from the University of Singapore, now NUS (National University of Singapore) and his Master in Business Administration from Strathclyde Graduate Business School. Additionally, he is a Chartered Insurer and holds an ACII and FCII from the Chartered Insurance Institute of UK.

On a part-time basis, Mr. Lam was also a lecturer on Marine Insurance in the 1990s with the Singapore Polytechnic under their Diploma in Shipping programme.

Mr. Lee Wai Pong

Mr. Lee is a Master Mariner and a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. His past experiences include sailing on container ships, dry cargo ships and product tankers. He has also represented Hull Underwriters as their representative for Marine Insurance and worked in capacity of ship manager, shipbroker and for the last decade as an owner’s representative for new building contracting, chartering and operations work.

Since 2010, he has been the Executive Director of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA).

Mrs. Olivia Chan

Ms Chan is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and a MBA graduate in Finance from University of Leeds, is a seasoned documentary credit specialist of over 30 years. She is a Certified Documentary Credit Specialist, a qualification jointly issued by the Chartered Institute of Bankers (UK) and the International Financial Services Association (USA) and endorsed by the International Chamber of Commerce based in Paris, France.

She is a well-recognised trainer in Singapore, specialising in Documentary Credit, Trade Finance and International Trade Services. She has extensively lectured and conducted workshops for more than 18 years for SSA.

Cmdr. Raghu Venkata Chandrasekhar

Cmdr. Chandra is currently a Senior Consultant (Maritime Studies & Hydrography) in ST Education & Training (STET) Pte Ltd with expertise in General Navigation (Maritime), Electronic Navigation (ECDIS, AIS, GPS, RADAR/ARPA), Maritime Security (ISPS Code), Port and Terminal Management, SOLAS/STCW/MARPOL/MLC 2006 and Maritime Law/Marine Insurance.

Cmdr Chandra has 5.5 years of experience as a Maritime Studies/Hydrography Instructor. He holds a Masters in Hydrographic Survey, has an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) and is a Professional Qualification Examiner with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, London.

Cmdr Chandra is a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Survey & Spatial Sciences Institute of Australia and is an Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute of London.

Capt. Rosli B. Ridzwan

Capt Ridzwan is a Senior Lecturer with the Singapore Maritime Academy, Singapore Polytechnic in subjects such as Financial Management in Shipping, Bunkering Practices, and Electronic Commerce amongst others. He has over 20 years of experience in education and training. He was a former Ship Master and had served on vessels such as product tankers, cargo ships, ocean and harbour tugs and offshore survey/crew ship. He was involved in marine cargo surveying before joining Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd (JSL) as Dock Master. At JSL, he was involved in piloting of ships including VLCCs for repairs, Docks management and Dock (HSC) personnel management.

He holds a Degree in Business Administration (Transport), Diploma in Maritime Studies, Diploma in Counselling and was a Member of Chartered Institute of Transport.

Mr. Seah Khen Hee

Mr. Seah is Chairman of Singapore’s Technical Committee for Bunkering (TC) since 1992. In 2009, he jointly initiated the pioneering Singapore Mass Flow Metering Project. He led it as the Convenor of the TC-appointed Working Group on Mass Flow Metering (WG MFM) from 2009 to Apr 2014, during which the WG achieved several milestones and established the principles, requirements and procedures for a new metering standard for bunkering. As TC Chairman, he guides the development of the new Mass Flow Metering standard by the WG MFM.

As the Singapore Port Authority (PSA)’s Bunkering Services Manager from 1988 to 1996, he started and steered SIBCON and established the governance framework of the nascent Singapore bunkering industry, from the licensing of bunker suppliers and craft operators to the pioneering development and implementation of bunkering standards including the Singapore Bunkering Procedure (SBP) and SS CP60, the forerunner of SS 600. He graduated in 1976 with a B.Sc (Hon) degree from the University of Southampton, UK.

Mr. Tan Teow Guan

Mr. Tan is a Bachelor of Science (Hons) graduate in Chemistry from the Nanyang University. He has worked in the Port of Singapore Authority and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore for more than 30 years and headed the Inspectorate of Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Cargo Section of PSA and MPA respectively. While working in PSA and MPA, he was involved in the development of Dangerous Goods Information System, Chemical Data Bank and Dangerous Goods Storage Yards.

He was also responsible for keeping the Dangerous Goods Regulations up-to-date. He has since set up his own company "Dangerous Goods Training & Consultancy" and provides training & consultancy services to the Shipping Community and chemical industry.

Mr. V Bala

Mr. Bala is a partner with the Shipping & Admiralty Practice Group.

He trained and sailed as a marine engineer before embarking on his career in shipping law. He has appeared in all levels of the Singapore courts and regularly acts for a variety of clients, ranging from ship-owners, terminal operators and cargo interests in disputes relating to delivery and discharge of cargoes. He has also advised and has acted successfully in trading disputes involving oil, iron ore, nickel ore, coal and timbre cargoes. His covers all aspects of contentious shipping law practice.

Mr. William Tan

Mr. Tan is a Consultant Trainer, a Business Improvement speaker and a Motivator. He has for many years conducted training in sales, marketing and effective communication for the Singapore Shipping Association. He conducted training for more than 15 years for a public listed company in Singapore and his services were extended to agency offices worldwide.

He brings with him experiences and insights of working in a competitive multicultural global environment. He has worked in the public and private sectors and is an adjunct lecturer in a polytechnic. An accomplished Toastmaster, he also conducts training overseas.




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