Since 1984, the institute has been uniting various professionals in the field of sea transport for one sole purpose, being an academic organization of maritime industry in Hong Kong.
- to promote the exchange of professional knowledge within the Hong Kong shipping industries
- to recognize the contribution of professionals within the seatransport community in Hong Kong
The Institute holds seminars regularly and invites well known people within the local shipping industry to address members. The Institute also invites other similar organizations to sponsor joint functions, and participate in conferences.
The Institute of Seatransport was founded on 26th October 1984 by two lecturers at the Department of Maritime Studies of Hong Kong Polytechnic (now the HK Polytechnic University), namely, Captain L.C. Ngai and Captain Peter C.T. Chu, and a group of people in the shipping industry. The Institute incorporated as a limited company on 13th February 1986.
The aims of the Institute are to promote the exchange of professional knowledge within the HK shipping community, the recognition of professional seatransport for the community in HK and the contribution which it makes to our society.
Members come from different streams in the shipping industry, such as ship owners, marine insurers, ship brokers, maritime lawyers, average adjusters, maritime arbitrators, ship and cargo surveyors, ship builders/repairers, harbour pilots and senior seagoing personnel, for instance, ship masters, chief engineers etc.
PRINCIPAL FOUNDING MEMBERS
|Captain Ngai Lup Chee||Lecturer of Hong Kong Polytechnic College|
|Captain Peter Chu Chi Tung||Lecturer of Hong Kong Polytechnic College|
|Captain Lam Tsan Wa||Senior Lecturer of Hong Kong Polytechnic College|
|Mr. Yam Kin Cho||Principal Lecturer of Hong Kong Polytechnic College|
|Captain Pau Sai Hung||Harbour Pilot|
|Captain Tung Kwai Yiu||Director of a shipping company|
|Mr. Edward Lau Sai On||Average adjuster, General Manager of an average adjusting co|
|Mr. Chan Chak Man||Executive Director of a marine insurance company|
|Mr. Rene, Li Yiu Man||Shipping Finance Manager of an international bank|
|Mr. Chan Kam Wing||Director of a Shipowner branch in Hong Kong|
|Mr. Edmond, Lee To Loong||Managing Director of a marine insurance company|