The Liberian Registry has announced
strategic new appointments in a number of key areas within the Asian regional
offices operated by its US-based manager, the Liberian International Ship and
Corporate Registry (LISCR).
Ms Wan Ching Chiang has been
promoted to Registrations Manager for the Liberian Registry in Singapore. Ms
Chiang is embarking on her fifth year with the Liberian Registry, which she
joined as Registrations and Corporate Coordinator. In her new role, Ms Chiang
will be overseeing vessel mortgage and corporate registrations for the Liberian
Registry’s fast-growing number of South-East Asian clients. Ms 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
The Liberian Registry’s Greater
China team has been bolstered by the additions of Mr Pao Chi Hsu and Mr Owen Fu
as Technical Managers. Mr 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. Mr Fu is
taking on this new challenge following a successful career as a leading port
state control officer and department head for China’s Maritime and Safety
Administration in the port of Ningbo. Mr Hsu’s and Mr Fu’s expertise with
vessel compliance, audits and port state support has played a critical role in
significantly reducing the number of detentions of Liberian-flagged vessels in
the Tokyo MoU region, said a release.
LISCR CEO, Mr Scott Bergeron, says,
"The Liberian Registry has experienced tremendous growth in Asia over a
number of years. Most recently, that growth has accelerated following the
historic Agreement on Maritime Transport between the People’s Republic of
China and the Republic of Liberia, under which Liberian-flag vessels will be
charged a preferential rate for tonnage dues when visiting any port in China.
"The Liberian Registry is
committed to expanding its network of professionals to meet increasing demand,
providing expertise and advice when and where it is needed, and adding to our
core strength of offering timely, informed and innovative service to our
continually expanding client base.
"Asia is a vibrant and vital
hub in the worldwide shipping chain, and increasing numbers of owners from the
region are putting their trust—and their ships—in the Liberian Registry.
These recent executive appointments confirm our commitment to providing the best
service available to shipowners, operators and managers anywhere in the market