IMC Shipping appoints Mingfa Liu to head up shipmanagement division

Singapore’s IMC Shipping has appointed Mingfa Liu as managing director of its ship services division providing a neat career circle for the Chinese shipmanagement veteran.

Liu, who joins from Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, will oversee IMC’s shipmanagement, ship operations and technology centre services, as well as commercial business development.

Frederik Guttormsen, managing director of shipping at IMC Industrial Group, said Liu’s wide-ranging experience would play a “pivotal role in IMC’s transformation into an asset-light business focused on offering integrated solutions and services to the industry”.

Liu’s previous employers include Wallem, V. Group and Teekay.

“As an ex-seafarer who worked onboard IMC’s ships, I am excited to come back and start a new journey with IMC,” Liu said, referring back to the five years he spent as a marine engineer for a number of shipowners through to 1999.

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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