IMC Shipping Appoints Mingfa Liu as Managing Director for Ship Services

Singapore, 26 October 2021 – IMC Shipping is delighted to announce that Mingfa Liu has joined the Group as the Managing Director for Ship Services, based in Singapore. In this senior role, he will provide leadership in the development and implementation of business strategies to ensure sustainability and long-term growth in the areas of ship management, ship operations and technology centre services, as well as commercial business development.

Mr Frederik Guttormsen, Managing Director of Shipping, IMC Industrial Group, said, “We are warmly welcoming Mingfa on board. His wide-ranging experience and deep expertise in key aspects of the shipping business, will play a pivotal role in IMC’s transformation into an asset-light business focused on offering integrated solutions and services to the industry.”

An industry veteran, Mingfa has more than 28 years of extensive international experience in general management, business development, ship management, ship operations, ship new building and maritime consultancy. He joins IMC from Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (China) where he was the managing director responsible for developing strategic objectives and ensuring efficiency and quality of Ship Management Center services.

Mingfa said, “As an ex-seafarer worked onboard IMC’s ship, I am excited to come back and start a new journey with IMC. In today’s volatile economic and business environment, our industry has gone through many changes but has remained to be one of the most resilient industries. However, the only constant is change, we have to be proactive to handle changes and be agile to capture future opportunities. IMC is in a strong position to take a leading role in the innovation of shipping industry, I am eager to work with the team to deliver first class services and add value to our company, our clients and our society.”

IMC Shipping’s business and digital transformation is well underway, with a refreshed management structure and consolidation of operating systems. Its chemical tanker arm, Aurora Tankers, recently completed its latest newbuilding series and was awarded the Green Ship Certificate by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in recognition of its adoption of energy efficient ship designs that reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.