Changes at Hong Kong’s Marine Department

Changes at Hong Kong’s Marine Department

There has been a change at Hong Kong’s Marine Department, the government organization tasked with looking after port affairs and the the territory’s very large shipping register. Michael Wong is stepping down as Director of Marine to assume the post of Permanent Secretary for Development (Planning and Lands) at the end of this month.

Maisie Cheng (pictured), Director of Government Logistics, will assume the post of Director of Marine on September 15.

Aged 54, Cheng has served in various bureaux and departments including being Deputy Secretary for Transport and Housing (Transport) from February 2010 to June 2012. She has been Director of Government Logistics since January 2013.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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