A glimpse of the inspiring people and stories of the maritime industry.
We all love receiving gifts. But have you ever wondered how your presents, the ingredients for your festive goodies or even Christmas trees got to you? Come journey with Teddy as he introduces us to some maritime professionals who bring us what we need this festive season, and throughout the year too.
Lauded as a leading individual for her expertise in shipping matters is none other than Corina Song, Partner at Allen & Gledhill, with 30 years of experience as a maritime lawyer. Corina and Erik were also recently recognised by the Singapore Academy of Law as Senior Accredited Specialist and Accredited Specialist in Maritime and Shipping Law respectively. Let’s hear what she has to say about the evolving landscape of the maritime legal sector over the years.
How much has the maritime industry evolved? As a maritime veteran who spent 45 years of his career sailing, Capt. Suresh Kumar Menon has seen many changes to life at sea during his time. Today, his work as a Senior Lecturer at Wavelink Maritime Institute allows him to continue his passion by imparting his knowledge and experiences to the next generation of seafarers. He shares that technology has made things easier for the cadets of today, making it a good time to take up a seafaring career.
Feeling like you don’t belong in an office job? That was how 30-year-old Tan Chin Woo felt. After graduating with a Business degree, Chin Woo tried different jobs but they just didn’t feel right. It was only after he came across the Careers at Sea & Beyond Exhibition that things changed, and he eventually decided to make a mid-career switch. We caught up with him before he sailed on his first ship as a deck cadet with PIL. Check out his story in this People of Maritime video!
The biggest dilemma for fresh graduates? Choosing the right industry to join. Taking a leap of faith, Low Jin Kai joined the maritime industry after graduating with a Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from RMIT University. His interest for the industry first sparked during his internship with a shipping company. Today, Jin Kai enjoys his work as a Marketing & Commercial Executive at ONE where he gets to meet people from around the world and learn new ways to solve challenges.
Who would have thought that an internship would turn into a full-time job for more than a decade? Lim Hui Juan interned at Keppel Offshore and Marine while pursuing a Diploma in Marine Offshore Technology at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. She loved it so much that she is now in her 13th year of service with the company. As a Mechanical and System Manager, she leads a team of 40 personnel and 700 contract partners to build accommodation blocks so that seafarers can get a good night’s rest on board.