Singapore: Peter Tan, the former ceo and founder of Sembawang Kimtrans, has returned to the marine and offshore logistics industry four years after retiring to chair Investment Global, run by Tan’s son Kenneth.
Part of the group is iG Logistics, which has launched a twice-daily, door-to-door freight services between Batam and Singapore, using 20ft and 40ft ISO containers and trailers. It will also cater for bulk steel cargoes, berthing Singapore and Batam for roll-on/roll-off and lift-on/lift-off services, bulk loading and discharging.
Singapore will be the focal point for business, with plans to acquire new vessels in the third quarter of 2014. Regional expansion will focus on high growth areas include Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar.
“I feel renewed vigour and passion for the marine/offshore logistics industry, and this marks a new chapter for me in my personal and professional life,” Tan remarked on his return. [10/04/14]