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Jack Hsu becomes HKSOA chairman

Oak Maritime’s Jack Hsu will be officially unveiled this evening as the new chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, with Bjorn Hojgaard from Anglo-Eastern taking over as deputy chairman.

Hsu is taking over from Wah Kwong’s Sabrina Chao at the association.

In conversation with Splash earlier this year, Hsu outlined some of his priorities on taking the two-year tenure at the influential shipowning body.

“The HKSOA is working closely with other stakeholders in the maritime cluster, including the Hong Kong government to address the lifeblood of our industry, which is people,” Hsu said. One of the association’s strategies is to promote awareness of shipping to the society at large, with a view to stimulate awareness among Hong Kong’s youth as a potential career direction.

In selecting Hojgaard as deputy chairman, the association has opted for only its second ever non-owner as a putative chairman. Hojgaard’s boss, Peter Cremers, became the first shipmanager to chair the association in 2007.


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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