About Us

Shore Staff

Our Technical and Quality Assurance staff in Singapore and China offices have many years of sea experience having sailed as Chief Engineers and Master Mariners with various shipping companies before working ashore.

We have dedicated and loyal staff, both ashore and at sea, most of them have worked in our company for more than 20 years!

Managing Director

Mr Joel Ye Zhan Hua is well versed in technical aspect of shipmanagement. He sailed as Chief Engineer for many years, and worked ashore in a reputable shipyard. He is our pioneer staff, joining our company as a technical superintendent and rising to the rank of Managing Director.
He set up our own Crew Resources in Philippines in the early 1990s to promote Filipino crew management to international Shipowners. Later, he incorporated subsidiaries in Shanghai and Tianjin, to recruit well trained and experience Chinese officers and crew direct. He established good working relationships with Chinese shipyards so as to ensure better service and competitive costs when our vessels go for drydocking and repairs.
Knowing synergy of co-operation promotes a win-win situation, he expanded our company through joint ventures with established international shipping companies, resulting in our subsidiairies – Belchem Singapore Pte Ltd and Belchem Philippines Inc. As a man of vision, he set up our representation office in Yangoon to tap on the emerging economy of Myanmar.
With his strong leadership, knowledge and experience, our company is able to serve our Shipowners well and promote customers’ satisfaction!

Financial Controller

Mr. Anthony Sng joined the company in 1988. He is head of the Financial Department, and is in charge of all financial and corporate matters of the Belships’ Group of Companies in Singapore, China, Philippines and Myanmar. He manages the companies’ and vessels’ financial accounting and reporting systems and ensures that financial reports are prepared both accurately and timely to the shareholders and Shipowners. Besides keeping abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation, he has developed a good external relationship with auditors, solicitors, bankers and statutory organizations.

Senior General Manager - Technical (Fleet 1)

Mr Yee Tuck Foo, Head of our Technical Department, has been in the marine industry for more than 30 years, beginning as a sea going engineer till present position as Senior General Manager. Having quit the sea he joined the company in 1988 and has been involved with managing various types of vessels not limited to Bulk Carriers, Car ships and Container vessels rising from the ranks of Assistant Superintendent till present position.
Over the years he has amassed various experience in drydocking supervision, ship inspections, New building supervision, from sea trials till vessel delivery from Shipbuilders.
Besides having sound technical knowledge he has good Commercial knowledge and has assisted Shipowners in handling disputes whether it involves loss of hire, cargo claims, performance claims with Charterers while still maintaining good relationship with them.
At the same time keeping good relationship with P & I Clubs and Hull & Machinery underwriters, Classification Societies, Ship repair Yards and Shipbuilders is his forte to ensure Shipowners enjoy the best service from these organisations.
His skills in handling the Technical staff under him has greatly enhance the effectiveness of good shipmanagement beneficial to Shipowners.

Senior General Manager - Crew

Miss May Wong is the Head of Crew Department, overseeing the activities of our Crew Departments in Singapore, China, Philippines and Manila. She is the pioneer staff of our Singapore Crew Department. She spearheaded the crew recruitment exercise and established cadetship training programs with maritime academies when our company started crew management. She has more than 20 years of experience in marine crew management and has good working relationships with officers in local and overseas unions and maritime training institutions.
Furthermore she also ensures the implementation of MLC 2006 and ensures each vessel operated by our Company is manned with qualified seafarers in accordance with the defined crewing and vessel policies and procedures, by managing the selection, recruitment and planning of all seafarers, directly or through manning agents, in accordance with the company’s crewing procedures.

Through the Crew Department, she ensures there is control of documents of seagoing personnel, appraisal process on seafarers’ performance, identify training needs of seafarers by establishing training plans and also the crew matrix to meet vetting requirements.

Senior General Manager - Technical (Fleet 2)

He is a marine engineer and served at sea from 1982 to 1990, and raising through the ranks from trainee engineer to Chief Engineer.
He came ashore as a Technical Superintendent taking charge of Container, General Cargo and Tanker ships.
During the tenure with NOL / AET, he was posted to Philippines in 1991 with Lorenzeo Container Lines – a local domestics container lines in NOL group. His second posting oversea was to AET-UK Office with AET Shipmanagement, taking care of vessels trading in Europe from 2006 to 2009.
He has worked in various capacity from Chief Engineer, Technical Superintendent, Fleet Manager, Regional Senior Manager and Head of Drydocking & Maintenance with NOL / AET. He served with NOL / AET Group of Companies until June 2018, a total of 35 years of dedicated services.
He joined Belships Management as Head of QA/Safety Department in July 2018. Now he is in charge of our Technical Dept (Fleet 2) and Purchasing Dept.
He holds a MSc – Maritime Studies from NTU (Nanyang Technological University).

Senior General Manager - QA/Safety, Operations, IT

Capt Lee Kah Hooi was Marine Manager/DPA with our subsidiary Belchem Singapore in May 2006, overseeing the tanker fleet operations and status of SIRE inspections. He left to gain wider experience and exposure. With more than 20 years of work experience at sea and ashore, he has held a number of other senior marine roles, namely Flag State Auditor/Inspector, Vessel Manager of bulk vessels and marine advisory role for ship owners/managers companies on TMSA and OCIMF SIRE, and General Manager of a tanker owner/manager company.
He re-joined the company in November 2018 and is now in charge of all QA, Safety, Operations and IT matters for vessels and office.