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Jalil Bin Soo

Capt. Tan Ngian Swee - Director

1968 - 1975

  • Served as Cadet to Chief Officer in H.C. Sleigh, Melbourne, experienced sailing with vessels such as tankers, cargo vessels and passenger ships with ports of call worldwide.


  • Obtained Master Certificate (F.GN.) in Southampton University (School of Navigation) at 27.
  • Joined Kapal Management (a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Shipyard) as Ship Master.


  • Joined the C.Y. Tung Group in Singapore, where as Port Captain, he managed a fleet of twelve vessels.


  • Left C. Y. Tung Group to form his own company, Asia Carrier Sdn. Bhd. Asia Carrier Sdn. Bhd owned five tankers, including a bitumen carrier. All tankers were chartered to Shell Malaysia to carry petroleum products within South-East-Asia. It also carried cargoes for Petronas and ESSO Malaysia.


  • Formed Straits Link Ship Agencies Pte. Ltd with Malaysian Shipping Agencies. It obtained ISO9002 certification in 1998 and subsequently changed its name to Straits Link Ship Agencies & Management Pte. Ltd.

Capt. Tan displays a wealth of experience in all aspects of ship business and ship management. A shipmaster who has had extensive experience with various types of vessels, his 12-year experience at sea and 18-year experience on shore since 1980 have provided him with the necessary technical expertise and experience to run the commercial aspects of a shipping business.

He presently owns a 12000 DWT vessel, which is managed by Straits Link Ship Agencies & Management Pte. Ltd along with two other vessels, one container and one bulk carrier. It is also the agent for Genshipping Pacific Lines (Pte) Ltd, which has a liner service from India to Far East.

These two vessels will be time chartered to Genshipping Pacific Lines (Pte) Ltd and managed by Straits Link Ship Agencies & Management Pte. Ltd.