Singapore’s Ministry of Transport has announced that Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority Singapore (MPA), will step down in September after four years.
Effective 5 September, Quah will be replaced by Teo Eng Dih, current Deputy Secretary for Policy of Singapore’s Ministry of Defense.
Quah Ley Hoon assumed the position of Chief Executive in January 2019. During her mandate, she led MPA through the completion of the Tuas Port Phase 1 reclamation and navigated the company through the disruptions brought by COVID-19.
She initiated the Singapore Shipping Tripartite Alliance Resilience (SG-STAR) Fund in November 2020, the first global tripartite initiative, working with stakeholders in seafaring nations on sustainable solutions for safe crew changes.
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The Ministry of Transportation has praised Quah’s notable efforts in pushing forward the decarbonisation and digitalisation agenda.
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“The Ministry of Transport would like to put on record its appreciation to Ms Quah Ley Hoon for her significant contributions as the Chief Executive of MPA and wish her all the best in her future endeavours,” reads the Ministry’s announcement.
Most recently, the MPA and the Port of Rotterdam Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the world’s longest Green and Digital Corridor to enable low and zero carbon shipping.
The port authorities will work with the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation and the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero-Carbon Shipping as action partners, as well as other industry partners across the supply chain, including bp, CMA CGM, Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), Maersk, MSC, Ocean Network Express, PSA International, and Shell amongst others.