Renco Yong King Hwa
- The 30th anniversary celebration ceremony of association able held follow the planned schedule are the outcome of efforts and cooperation of all members. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my thanks and respect to all. The shipping industry is hard to expand if only depend on the association. We are very relying on supporting and assistance of government. Over the years, the shipping operators are faced with the certain problems and difficulties. Generally to legally operate a vessel, the owner have to apply permits with the Marine Department, Rivers Board Authority, Port Health Department, Immigration Department, Labor Department, IT and Multimedia department, Ministry of Transportation, Customs, Ship Classification Society, and others.
It takes a certain period to obtain these permit s or certificates. Some of them are only valid for 3 to 12 months and after that have to apply for renewal again. Here, we deeply hope that the government departments can unify an administration, simplify the procedures, in order to facilitate the growth of the shipping industry. The association act as medium for ship owners connect with government department. In this celebration of the thirtieth anniversary, I sincerely hope that more ship owners will join the association, active and participate in the association activities to create a better business environment.
In this warm sound of celebration, we should always remember the difficulties in the stage during establishing of association. We have to learn from history and always self improving to suit in this challenging environment.
Finally i am sincerely congratulating association to organize this celebration successfully.