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Asia Ports & Terminals Consultants Pte. Ltd. (AP&TC) is a vision conceptualised and realised by two senior management professionals with a combined experience of over seven decades in the port and liquid bulk terminal industries.



It’s founding Director, Law Peng Keat, PPA is a Chartered Logistics and Transport professional with over 35 years of experience in managing and operating ports and liquid bulk terminals.  After graduating with an Economics degree, he was initially engaged in the logistics management of vegetable oil exports from Malaysian and Singapore ports to various destinations worldwide. He then spent over 35 years of his career in managing and operating ports and terminals.

The highlights of his career at Jurong Town Corporation included:

• Managing the then Jurong Marine Base, the premier offshore supply base in Singapore for the oil and gas exploration industry.

• Managing Jurong Port’s Operations

• Obtained certification in Port Operations and Management from MOT, Japan under a PSC/JICA scholarship

• Obtained post graduate Diploma in General Management from RVB, Delft under a PSC/Dutch government scholarship

• Conferred Public Administration Medal (PPA), Bronze by the late President of the Republic of Singapore, Mr. Wee Kim Wee In 1990, he moved to the private sector where he joined GATX Terminals Pte. Ltd. (GTPL) as its Senior Vice President. GTPL, which was owned by GATX Terminals Corporation (GTC), PSA and JTC, operated the largest petrochemical terminal in Singapore then. Whilst at GTPL, he was also the alternate Director representing GATX Terminals Corporation (GTC) at the Singapore Board. GTC concurrently owned the almost 1 million m3 petroleum terminal, Tankstore Pte. Ltd.

The highlights of his career at GTPL included:

• Certification of GTPL to ISO 9000

• Leading and managing the complex upgrading of GTPL’s berths and winning the BCA Gold Award for Construction Excellence

• Automation of the 1 million drums per annum drumming facilities

• Introducing the dial-in IT Inventory Management System, which won the IT innovation award for private sector from the Asian Institute of Management

He left the terminal industry business when GATX Terminals sold its global terminalling business. He then provided independent consulting services. During this period:

• He helped an international consultant develop the concept plan for an oil and gas drilling supply base in the Middle East,

• Assisted a Singapore conglomerate in feasibility studies and planning the start-up of a liquid bulk petroleum terminal, and

• Assisted an Indonesian company to study the transformation of a waterfront land to a port.

From 2003 to 2006, he was Senior Director (ASEAN and North Asia) at the Singapore Business Federation and concurrently Secretary-General, ASEAN Chambers of Commerce for three years.

In 2006, he re-joined Jurong Port Pte. Ltd. as its Senior Consultant. His initial roles were to assist in the planning and management of the shift of the Pasir Panjang Terminals operations to Jurong Port.

The highlights of his career at Jurong Port Pte Ltd included:

• Planning and successfully implementing the shift of almost all of PSA’s Pasir Panjang Terminal’s customers to Jurong Port.

• Managing the transformation of the IT Processes of the General and Bulk Cargo Management Systems and winning the runner-up award for the 2010 National InfoComm Technology Award for innovative use of IT Technology for the private sector.

• Winning the transportation logistics contract for coal and biomass from a major Singapore power provider.

• Successfully clinching the Management Contract for the Offshore Marine Centre in Tuas, Singapore

• Spearheaded the market, technical, financial feasibility studies and partner introduction for the proposed development of a 1 million cubic metres petrochemical terminal at JP. Participated in joint venture negotiations and due diligence process.

 

The other co-founding Director, Ooi Chwee Kim, PBM, is an Australian Chartered Accountant by profession and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Singapore.

He started his career as Financial Controller and Company Secretary of GATX Terminals Pte. Ltd. (GTPL) in July 1973. He rose to the position of President and CEO of GTPL in 1985. In 1996, he assumed the position of Managing Director, GATX Terminals Asia (GTA), the holding company for investments by GATX Terminals Corporation (GTC) of the USA, in Asia. As Managing Director of GTA, his responsibilities included business development in Asia for GTC. He also became the Chairman of GTPL and Tankstore Pte. Ltd. and Shandong Lanshan GATX Terminals Co. Ltd. and Director of Nippon GATX Co. Ltd.

The highlights of his career included:

• The birth, growth and maturity of GATX Terminals Pte. Ltd.
He pioneered the construction, marketing and operations of GTPL into one of the biggest and most dominating terminals in Singapore and the region,

• The regionalisation of GATX Terminals Pte. Ltd.
He was instrumental in securing the joint venture with Petronas and Dialog Holdings in Malaysia for the development of Kertih Terminals Sdn. Bhd. in Terengganu.

• The Chairmanship of Singapore Chemical Industries Council
Whilst at GTPL and GTA, he was Chairman of the Singapore Chemical Industries Council, for more than 10 years.

• The award of the Public Service Medal
He was conferred the Public Service Medal (PBM) for his involvement in public community service by the then President of the Republic of Singapore, the late Ong Teng Cheong.