Desmond joined Jurong Port (JP) in 2014 and currently heads both the Projects & Technology and Digital Operations departments. As Vice President, he leads the teams in the research, piloting, adoption of innovative and efficient solutions in JP's digitalisation effort and its strategic move towards becoming the Next Generation Multipurpose Port. Prior to his current role, he helmed various key portfolios within JP, including Head of Lighter Terminals and Operations Central Planning Office in the Operations Division. Under his leadership, Jurong Port has successfully implemented waterfront transformation efforts such as the stevedore workforce pool, transform operator model for general and breakbulk cargo, and various digital and mechanisation technology adoptions in JP.
He has more than 12 years of experience in maritime shipping and logistics where he held multiple roles from ship management, network planning to business development in shipping lines. Desmond holds a Bachelor of Business Management Degree majoring in Finance and Management from Singapore Management University.
About Jurong Port
Jurong Port is a world-class multipurpose port operator serving as Singapore’s premier gateway for general and bulk cargo. Its port operating expertise includes efficient handling of general, bulk and containerized cargo, management and operations of the Tuas Offshore Marine Centre, and Lighter Terminals in Penjuru and Marina South as well as overseas ports in China and Indonesia. In 2019, its Jurong Port Tank Terminals joint venture successfully commenced operations in Singapore to store and handle clean petroleum and petrochemical products. Jurong Port caters to regional and domestic markets across diverse industry segments which such as ship supplies, construction, energy and logistics and manufacturing.
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