Wallem Ship Management has appointed Mingfa Liu (刘明发) to the role of managing director in China.
According to the company, Mingfa has experience and knowledge in the Chinese shipyard sector and an understanding of the needs of the Chinese ship-owner market.
Mingfa will focus on Wallem’s relationships with shipyards and dry docks in China, and represent the company's ship management and technical services to the country’s large number of ship owners.
Speaking about the appointment, Wallem Group CEO Simon Doughty said: “We have the opportunity to provide a wider range of maritime solutions to clients, and build a stronger local client base in China.
“Wallem was established in Shanghai in 1903, and today our presence includes a well-established agency network and a ship broking office, and we are one of the largest foreign employers of Chinese seafarers.”
As the leading ship building and ship owning country by gross tonnage, China offers opportunities for ship management, new building supervision, ship agency, procurement services, lifeboat repair & maintenance, technical and crewing services and much more.
In his career Mingfa 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, UK and China and most recently included the senior management position in China for a leading global tanker owner.