Commander Ang Chin Hup (R) is a researcher at the Centre for Maritime Economies & Industries, Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA). His research interest includes ports, shipping, logistics, ship building/ship repair and maritime transportation in Malaysia and Asia.
Cdr Ang participated in the World Bank-led formulation of National Ports Strategy (NPS) and the formulation of Malaysia Shipping Master Plan (MSMP) and National Transport Policy (NTP) in Malaysia. The NPS is the catalyst for the formulation of NTP while MSMP becomes an action plan for shipping and port policy makers and industrialists to revitalise the industries.
He has represented the country in international conferences including the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) meetings in Indonesia and South Africa, transportation meetings in the United Nations’ Economics & Social Commission for Asia & the Pacific (ESCAP), Bangkok and Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Taipei.
Cdr Ang has written and presented papers on maritime economics issues in Malaysia including a presentation to the Minister of International Trade & Industries. In abroad, he has given talks in South Africa, Pakistan, Myanmar, Qingdao and Guangzhou in China, and Taipei and Kaohsiung in Taiwan. He has also conducted ports and shipping trainings for the Malaysian Technical Cooperation Program (MTCP), China Malaysia Port Alliance (CMPA) and Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) in Comoros.
Cdr Ang holds a MSc degree in Engineering Business Management from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom and Bachelor of Business from RMIT University, Australia. He is a member of Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.