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24-10-2017 Singapore

IMC Group raises S$330,000 for elderly at its 11th annual Charity Golf event

IMC Group helps to raise S$330,000 at the annual IMC-Tsao Foundation Charity Golf 2017 jointly organised by IMC Industrial Group – one of IMC’s strategic business groups ­– at the Tanah Merah Country Club today.

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Unithai Shipyard has been recognised for curbing greenhouse gases

Unithai Shipyard, Thailand’s premier shipyard for onshore and offshore engineering, continues its efforts to reduce greenhouse gases and recently earned a certificate of appreciation from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment for the second consecutive year.

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8-8-2016 Bangkok, Thailand

Unithai Shipyard has continuously earned CSR Award for sixth consecutive year

Unithai Shipyard has continuously received a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award from the Ministry of Industry, for sixth consecutive year, testifying to its commitment to place high emphasis on social responsibility in all aspects of operational practices.

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11-07-2016 Bangkok, Thailand

Unithai Shipyard earns 2016 National Safety Award

Mr. Teerapon Udomkanjananan, Managing Director of Unithai Shipyard and Engineering Ltd, has represented the company to receive 2016 National Safety Award from Deputy Director – General of Department of Labour Protection and Walfare, Mr. Ananchai Uthaipattanachep.

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18-05-2016 Bangkok

Unithai Shipyard expands into Ranong, partners with Yongchao

Unithai Shipyard and Engineering, Thailand’s premier shipyard, has expanded its operations to the deep sea port in Thailand’s western Ranong province.

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04-04-2016 Bangkok, Thailand

UTSE to achieve the “National Safety Award 2016”

On 20 March, the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, Ministry of Labour, has officially announced the names of industries which could achieve National Safety Award 2016.

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15-04-2016 Bangkok, Thailand

Unithai secured project with Ophir Thailand

Unithai Shipyard is pleased and proud to secure its first ever project for Ophir Thailand on the back of its recent successful upgrade of two jack-up rigs Compact Driller and Trident 15 from Shelf Drilling Inc.

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29-12-2015 Bangkok, Thailand

Unithai Signs Professional Services Agreement with MAN Diesel & Turbo

Unithai Shipyard has entered a Professional Services Agreement with MAN Diesel & Turbo (Spore) on 21 December 2015.

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03-05-2016 Singapore

Appointment of Yuelin Yang as Deputy Group Managing Director, IMC Industrial Group and Eugene Cheng as Chief Corporate Officer, IMC Industrial Group

We are pleased to announce Yuelin Yang’s appointment as Deputy Group Managing Director, IMC Industrial Group with effect from 3 May 2016.

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26-01-2016 Indonesia

PT PSS signed – a 3 Million Metric Ton per Annum for Total Three Years – Contract Transhipment Agreement with PT Jembayan Muarabara

PT Pelita Samudera Shipping is pleased to announce a new signing with PT. Jembayan Muarabara (PT JMB) for the logistic provider of floating crane facilities services on 25 January 2016.

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15-01-2016 Bangkok, Thailand

Retirement of Khun Arthit Pratoomsuvarn and Appointment of Khun Teerapon Udomkanjananan as Managing Director, Unithai Group, Thailand

IMC Group and Unithai Group would like to announce that after 13 years of invaluable contributions to the Group, Khun Arthit Pratoomsuvarn, Co-Managing Director of the Unithai Group, has decided to embark on the next phase of his life and formally retire from active service on 15 January 2016.

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18-12-2015 Singapore

Appointment of Ryan Chan as Managing Director, IMC Industrial Group

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Chan as Group Managing Director, IMC Industrial Group (IMCIG) with effect from 18 December 2015.

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02-04-2015 Singapore

IMC raises bar with the construction of 55K IMO Type II Chemical Tanker

In 2013 IMC signed a deal with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company to build 4 55,000 DWT for delivery in 2016. These 4 ships will be IMC first newbuilding fleet in recent years.

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20-01-2014 Hong Kong

IMC Industrial Group signs 64K MPP shipbuilding contract with Oshima Shipbuilding and Sumitomo Corporation

IMC Industrial Group penned the decision to purchase 4 x 64K DWT Multi-Purpose Vessel (MPV) shipbuilding contract with Oshima Shipbuilding and Sumitomo Corporation at IMC HK office on 16 January 2014.

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07-03-2014 Bangkok, Thailand

Unithai opens new shipyard in Songkhla

Unithai Shipyard and Engineering, Thailand’s premier shipyard, has expanded its operations to support the steady growth of offshore operations. The company has opened a new branch in Songkhla province, one of the busiest offshore markets in the region.

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06-08-2014 Bangkok, Thailand

Unithai Shipyard earns a 2014 National Safety Award

Unithai Shipyard and Engineering, operates Thailand’s largest shipyard has received a 2014 National Safety Award from the Ministry of Labour for excellent performance in safety, health and environmental care in compliance with Welfare and Labour Department regulations, including the establishment of special projects and campaigns to raise employee awareness.

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24-08-2014 Bangkok, Thailand

Unithai Shipyard wins second Corporate Governance Award

Unithai Shipyard and Engineering Ltd has earned a Corporate Governance Award for the second consecutive year.

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10-05-2013 Singapore

Lianyungang Xinsugang 300,000DWT Iron Ore Terminal First Railway Opens

The first railway connecting the Lianyungang Xinsugang 300,000DWT iron ore terminal was officially opened at Lianyungang port of Jiangsu province, China on 28 April 2013.

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03-05-2013 Singapore

“Ore Sossego” Conversion Completed Successfully

“Ore Sossego” was successfully converted to be the world’s second largest Floating Transfer Station (FTS) at Xinrong Shipyard in April 2013. On 29th April 2013, the first transshipment operation commenced at Subic, Philippines, with one of the Vale-owned Valemax, about 393,000 Tons of iron ore transshipped safely into two feeder vessels for one or more safe ports in China.

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14-06-2013 Bangkok, Thailand

CUEL Secured INPEX Ichthys LNG Contract

CUEL Limited secured the fabrication of pre-assembled modules contract for the INPEX Ichthys LNG project in Darwin, Australia on 12 June 2013. The approximate value of this tonnage is 40,000 tonnes.

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16-07-2012 Hong Kong

IMC Group Inks MOU with Qingdao Port Group on Dongjiakou Port Logistics project

The IMC Group has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Qingdao Port Group to jointly develop Dongjiakou port logistics project at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Hong Kong on 11 July 2012.

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12-05-2012 Bangkok, Thailand

Unithai’s two warehouses awarded a five-star rating from Thai Ministry of Commerce

Unithai’s two warehouses, one at Bangna-Trat Road Kilometre 23 and the other at Amata Nakhon, Chonburi, have been awarded a five-star rating in warehouse operations by the Thailand Ministry of Commerce’s Department of Internal Trade, the highest possible rating.

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16-04-2012 Singapore

MSI secures contract to manage world’s largest iron ore trans-shipper MV Ore Fabrica

[Singapore] MSI has been appointed by Vale to manage the world’s largest iron ore transshipment vessel. The move was in line with their distribution strategy where large low-cost ships will be used to transport products from Brazil to their Asian customers, distribution centres and transfer stations.笺

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22-10-2010 Nantong, China

IMC Signs Agreements for Lianyungang Projects

[Shanghai, China] IMC will participate in the upcoming Marintec China which will be held at Shanghai’s New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 29 November to 2 December 2011.

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01-05-2010 Singapore

Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) 2010

The 5th Singapore Maritime Week (SMW), a leading maritime event in Singapore, was held from 25th to 30th April 2010. Driven by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the one-week event showcased the vibrancy and diversity of Singapore as an international maritime centre with conferences, dialogues, exhibitions and other social activities.

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07-12-2009 Shanghai

IMC Showcases Businesses At Marintec China 2009

IMC participated in the most prominent biennial international maritime event in Asia – Marintec China 2009, held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 1 – 4 December 2009. As the largest marine exhibition in China, it attracted 1,200 exhibitors from 28 countries in 18 national/regional pavilions and about 40,000 visitors this year.

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30-11-2009 Shanghai

IMC Participates In Marintec China 2009

IMC will participate in the coming Marintec China 2009 held at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 1 – 4 December 2009.

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30-06-2009 Bangkok

CUEL And SWIBER Formally Join Hands In 51:49 JV In Thailand

CUEL announced on 29 June 2009 that it has signed an agreement with Swiber to incorporate a 51:49?(CUEL-Swiber respectively) Joint Venture Company, called CUEL Swiber Offshore (Thailand) Ltd. (“CSOTL” or the “JV Company”), which will be based in Bangkok, Thailand.

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19-06-2009 Bangkok

Unithai Shipyard Recognised For Excellence In Safety Standards By Singapore Rig Builder

Unithai Shipyard and Engineering Limited, Thailand’s premier shipyard, has received an appreciation award from PPL Shipyard Pte Ltd of Singapore for its excellence in ensuring the safety of all employees.

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12-05-2009 Hong Kong

Hong Kong PolyU Names Maritime Library and Research & Development Centre after Tan Sri Frank Tsao

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has named its Maritime Library and Research & Development Centre (the Centre) after Tan Sri Frank Tsao Wen-King,焖ounder and Senior Chairman of the IMC Group, in appreciation of his HK$10 million donation from IMC Hong Kong International Shipping and Transport Logistics Foundation Limited -?/em>for the Centre’s further advancement in education, training and research.

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02-02-2009 Singapore

Sea Asia 2009


With the rousing success of the inaugural Sea Asia in 2007, the much anticipated biennial maritime event is back this April with Sea Asia 2009 in Suntec Singapore.

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18-09-2008 Singapore

Aurora Tankers MD Appointment in IMC Corp Group

IMC Corp Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Captain Tan Chai Hee to Managing Director, Aurora Tankers Management Pte Ltd, with effect from 19 September 2008.

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11-09-2008 Singapore

IMC Group Spreads Festive Joy with Senior Citizens

The piece of mooncake and $20 red packet may be a small gesture, but it provided an opportunity for 90 employees of IMC Group to meet the elderly staying in one room flats, a first for many of them.

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29-08-2008 Singapore

Singapore Confers Highest National Honour on Maritime Luminary Tan Sri Frank Tsao Wen-King

Tan Sri Frank Tsao Wen-King, Founder and Senior Chairman of the IMC Group, received Singapore’s Honorary Citizen Award 2007 from President S R Nathan at The Istana today. Tan Sri Tsao is the first maritime luminary to receive this highest form of recognition given by the Singapore Government for outstanding contributions of foreigners to the country’s growth and development.

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04-07-2008 Singapore

IMC Corp Group Appoints Group Chief Financial Officer

IMC Corp Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Tan Cheng Sim as Group Chief Financial Officer at IMC Corp Group, effective 1 July 2008.

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23-05-2008 Singapore

IMC Corp Group donates S$300,000 to Hua Mei Clinical Services of the Tsao Foundation

IMC Corp Group celebrates the spirit of corporate giving with a $300,000 donation in the inaugural IMC Corp Charity Golf Tournament 2008. Held on 23 May 2008 at Tanah Merah Country Club, over 70 corporate partners participated in this IMC Corp initiative that would benefit Hua Mei Clinical Services of the Tsao Foundation.

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12-05-2008 Singapore

MSI Wins KOCH “100 Club” Vetting Performance Award

MSI Ship Management Pte Ltd (MSI) was conferred the prestigious KOCH “100 Club” Vetting Performance Award on 9 April 2008 in recognition of its 100% vetting success of managed tankers reviewed by Koch Shipping Inc.

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12-05-2008 Singapore

Aurora Tankers Vessels Receive QUALSHIP 21 Designation

Aurora Tankers (AT) has recently received the prestigious QUALSHIP 21 (Quality Shipping for the 21st century) designation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for six vessels in its fleet – M/V Maritime Suzanne, M/V Maritime Jingan, M/V Maritime Maisie, M/V Maritime Rosemary, M/V Maritime Gisela and M/V Maritime Vanessa.

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02-05-2008 Bangkok, Thailand

CUEL And Swiber Execute MOU To Pursue Offshore EPCIC Projects In Asia Pacific

CUEL Limited of Thailand and Swiber Holdings Limited of Singapore have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which will allow both Companies to jointly pursue offshore EPCIC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation and Commissioning) Projects in the Asia Pacific Region.

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18-04-2008 Bangkok, Thailand

Unithai Stepping Up With Energy Transportation Services

Unithai, the Thai arm of IMC Corp Group, has unveiled plans to provide transportation-based supply-chain solution services to South East Asia, primarily for Thailand’s oil and gas industry.烛he new business will be operated by Unithai Energy Pte Ltd, based in Singapore.

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01-04-2008 Singapore

Deputy CEO Appointments in IMC Corp Group

IMC Corp Group is pleased to announce the joint promotion of both Kim Kyung Soo and Eng Aik Meng as Deputy CEOs of IMC Corp Group, with effect from 1 April 2008.

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31-03-2008 Singapore

IMC – MOL To Form Joint Venture To Own And Operate VLOCs

IMC Shipping Limited has signed an agreement with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) to form a joint-venture to acquire, own and operate Very Large Ore Carriers (VLOCs). Each company will make an initial injection of a converted VLOC (from a Very Large Crude Carrier – VLCC) into the joint venture. Currently, one of the VLCC vessels is already undergoing conversion and expected to begin operations as a VLOC in the third quarter of 2008. The other vessel will enter the yard for conversion in May 2008.

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22-02-2008 Singapore

IMC Boosts Offshore Portfolio With Acquisition of Marine Engineering Firm

IMC Corp is pleased to announce the acquisition of Marine Engineering Services Pte Ltd (MES), an offshore marine engineering company based in Singapore. This move will add engineering design capabilities to IMC’s offshore engineering portfolio to meet the rising upstream demand within the Oil & Gas (O&G) industry.

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19-12-2007 Singapore

IMC forms Joint Venture with Liuzhou Chemical Industrial Group Co. Ltd

IMC announced the formation of Guangxi IMC Liuzhou Chemical Co. Ltd, a joint venture (JV) with Liuzhou Chemical Industrial Group Co. Ltd. to manufacture and market coal-based methanol and downstream products. This JV will also be involved in the trading and warehousing of coal and other materials in Guangxi Qinzhou, China.

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19-12-2007 Dalian, China

Dalian Changxing Island Port Officially Opens

The Dalian Changxing Island Port was officially opened on 19 December 2007, marking a major milestone for Dalian Changxing Island’s development plans.

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19-09-2007 Bangkok

Signing Ceremony For CPOC Phase II Project

CUEL Limited, a Thailand-based offshore construction company, held the contract signing ceremony for Carigali – PTTEP Operating Company (CPOC) project at its yard in Laem Chabang, Chonburi on 5 September 2007. The signing was accomplished by Mr. Narong Boonyasaquan, Managing Director of CUEL Limited and Mr. Chong Hin Loon, Deputy Executive Chairman of Kencana HL Sdn Bhd.

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19-09-2007 Bangkok

Completion Ceremony Of Carigali Hess Project Signing Ceremony For CPOC Phase II Project

The “Carigali Hess Bumi, Bulan and Suriya Gas field Development” project in Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development area by CUEL Limited, a Thailand-based offshore construction company, has finally been completed after 16 months of unremitting work. The CKR-3 Gas Compression Module is scheduled to sail away on the 22 September 2007, after the BMA, SYA and BLA Jackets that already sailed away on the 2 June, 12 July and 8 August 2007 respectively.

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19-09-2007 Bangkok

CUEL Limited Awarded HOEC Project

CUEL Limited, a Thailand-based offshore construction company, has been awarded a project, supply Wellhead Jacket and Topside total weight 3,320 tones, from Hindustan Oil Exploration Company (HOEC) for its development in the northern offshore portion of the Cauvery Basin, within the State of Tamil Nadu, India.

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01-09-2007 Bangkok

Unithai Forms Joint-venture With Vietnamese Companies

Unithai formed a joint venture with three of Vietnam’s leading shipping and logistics companies to develop the logistics business in Vietnam.

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22-08-2007 Alaska

Selendang Ayu Settlement Reached

IMC Shipping Co Pte Ltd, General Agent of the M/V Selendang Ayu, which grounded off Unalaska Island in the Aleutians during a fierce storm in December of 2004 and the United States Department of Justice have reached a settlement of federal charges arising from the accident and its aftermath. Under the terms of the settlement, IMC pleaded guilty to three strict liability, misdemeanor charges, i.e. two for violations of the Refuse Act and one from the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, relating to the discharge of oil and soy beans from the vessel, and killing migratory birds.

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14-07-2007 Bangkok

PTTEP Promoting Thai Shipbuilding Industry

PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP) unveiled a multi-purpose offshore vessel built by Unithai Shipyard and Engineering, the largest shipyard in Thailand. The vessel will support PTTEP’s exploration and production in the Bongkot Asset, part of the Navamindra Petroleum Area, in the Gulf of Thailand. PTTEP signed a three-year contract with Mermaid Offshore Services Limited, a provider of drilling and sub-sea engineering services for the oil and gas industry, to charter this new vessel use in the Gulf.

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01-06-2007 Manila

Smart, Great Southerm Maritime Services Corp Ink Partnership

Seafarers onboard foreign-going ships may now conveniently remit money to their loved-ones in the Philippines using Smart Money.

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20-10-2012 Singapore

IMC Industrial Pte Ltd signs Maritime Singapore Green Pledge

In support of clean and green shipping, IMC Industrial Pte Ltd has pledged to be a responsible member of the international maritime community by supporting and promoting clean and green shipping in Singapore.

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