Senior Chartering (Short-Sea Asia Department)
Having vast experience in the functions of operations and chartering, Sunny has attained great insight of the maritime industry. As a senior charterer, Sunny is able to make full use of his social skills and creativity to engage clients, brokers and colleagues. Outside work, he enjoys doing sports like badminton and cycling which grant him clarity of the mind.
|“It has been a fruitful and challenging experience working here; coming from the palm oil industry to a chemical industry was a total eye opener to me. Strong support from fellow colleagues and management allows me to have new opportunities to explore into new trade routes.”
“Working in the Short-Sea Asia Department allows me to be creative with my marketing skills while sourcing and negotiating for cargoes. This also nurtures my attention to details in ensuring that our contracts are as discussed and agreed upon. Having one of the biggest stainless steel vessel fleets in South East Asia, ensures that I am never bored as I’m constantly on-the-go to maximise our usage of vessel space.”
Chartering Manager (Middle East Department)
Eddie joined Tokyo Marine in 2008 as an assistant. Today, he oversees the middle east chartering team. Eddie and his team work hard to ensure that our fleet maintains a high level of safety while meeting the customer expectations. He advocates good communication and teamwork as these are essential in this ever-changing petrochemical industry.
|“The work here encourages innovative problem solving and team work in our daily tasks. It is not a monotonous desk bound job and there are opportunities for you to travel and meet new people.”|
Coordinator (Group Planning & Management Department)
Uchida san joined Tokyo Marine after obtaining her degree in Japan. As part of the Group Planning department, she has been dealing with the formulation of budget and monthly closings. She enjoys life in Singapore, even though she has not been here for very long. Singapore’s culture of diverse ethnicity and local food, and nights out with her friends at our iconic Marina Bay area has been the highlights of her stay in Singapore.
|“The company has given me a lot of great opportunities from the beginning, allowing me to gain knowledge and experience about the maritime industry as a member of Tokyo Marine. Although many projects and duties are challenging to me, I am happy to make all the effort to contribute, thanks to the thoughtful and motivating colleagues around me.”|
“It is a wonderful blessing to have the opportunity of getting a sneak peek of the shipping industry during my internship at TMA. As an accounting student with no prior maritime knowledge, I was privileged to be mentored under several departments at TMA, including Human Resource, General Administration, Accounting & Finance, Operations & Chartering, Marine, and Port Agent.”
|Through this rotation programme, I acquired a deep understanding of the role of accounting in real-life business operations of an international maritime company, as well as the importance of integrating inter-department functions, especially when there are overseas subsidiaries and representative offices. The willingness to educate and nurture juniors is rooted in TMA’s culture. Mentors and colleagues were willing to conduct one-to-one sharing sessions with me, passing on their wealth of knowledge and relevant experience. To further help me obtain a good understanding of real-life ship operations, my internship was scheduled with exciting site visits, which included going on board vessels in Singapore and visiting various sites in Japan such as shipyards, Ship handling Simulation Centre, Surveying & Analysis Laboratory, and Safety Operation Supporting Centre. With much gratitude, I believe that TMA is the right place for both undergraduates and fresh graduates to anchor their first step in the maritime industry.|
Wong Hui Neng
“The internship provided an exposure to clean chemical shipping industry which piqued my interest as it gave me a fresh perspective from the much focused container shipping industry that has been taught in school.”
|During the internship, I was assigned to a few mentors in each department, from whom I learnt about the functions of the Short-Sea Asia Division, which includes Vessel Operations, Chartering, and Post Fixture. The mentoring style is unique as most interns in other companies usually get assigned to one mentor, but having a few mentors in each department has allowed me to understand the functions from various perspectives. TMA has provided a well-structured internship and assigned mentors who were very willing to teach me about the chemical shipping industry beyond their daily functions. Beyond the rotational internship, I had the opportunity to visit the office in Tokyo, the Kitanihon Shipyard in Hachinohe, MOL’s very own crew training centre, and the NKKK marine surveying company in Yokohama. These visits allowed me to have a better picture of how the various functions link up, and the integration of the entire industry from shipbuilding, to sailing of the vessels, and the multitude of activities that are involved in shipping clean chemicals. Overall, my internship experience was an extremely fruitful one, I am glad that I had the opportunity to experience the Japanese corporate culture, and gain a better understanding of the clean chemical shipping industry.|