Yingluck Shinawatra appointed chairwoman of Shantou International Container Terminal

Yingluck Shinawatra appointed chairwoman of Shantou International Container Terminal

Thailand’s former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been appointed as chairwoman of China’s Shantou International Container Terminal (SICT).

According to registration information, SICT also changed its legal representative to Shinawatra on December 12.

Shinawatra, whose elected government was overthrown in 2014 by army generals, fled Thailand in 2017 days before the Supreme Court convicted her of negligence and handed her a five-year prison sentence. She has since been keeping a low profile.

SICT is a joint venture between Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) (70%) and China Merchants Port Development Shantou (30%).

In October, HPH announced its intentions to sell its entire 70% equity interest in SICT as it believes the port lacks potential synergy with the existing portfolio of HPH.

SICT operates a feeder port in Shantou and provides container handling services in the northeast part of Guangdong province.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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