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Wei Zhe Tan

Senior Reporter

Singapore

Based in Singapore, Wei covers all aspects of shipping and is responsible for ensuring the website is stocked with timely news during the Asian hours of the day. He also heads out to shipping-related events with the rest of the team to cover news which may straddle a number of shipping segments or may be more policy-oriented in nature.

Wei doubles as a sub-editor during the Asian business day tweaking headlines and copy from the region as well as the US and Europe overnight so as to attract the eyes of a discerning readership. He contributes longer stories to the monthly The Intelligence as well as the Yard Talk column written every two weeks of the month.

Wei covers the market in South Korea where shipyards are undergoing painful restructuring measures. He is also bringing the readership up to speed with all that is happening in the nation as industry participants come to terms with Hanjin Shipping’s bankruptcy protection filing and what the Korean government is doing in terms of policy to shore up shipbuilders and shipping lines battered by the prolonged downturn in the sector worldwide.

Close to a decade’s worth of experience in business journalism at companies such as The Wall Street Journal and Platts helped him navigate with little difficulty through the world of shipping jargon to become a jack of all trades in an industry so vital to the global economy.

Wei’s efforts were recognised in 2016 when he was awarded a prize under the Informa Business Intelligence division’s annual content recognition scheme for co-ordinating significantly increased news volume from Asia while simultaneously producing his own stories with a consistency of quality that has impressed peers and the readership alike.

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