Trainer's Profile

Capt. T. Cheok, LL.M., Master Mariner, began his sea career in 1974 enrolling in a pre-sea course and after serving a short stint in The Singapore Navy, he later joined the merchant marine. He progressed through the ranks quickly to be promoted as Captain after qualifying as a Master Mariner Class 1 from The Australian Maritime College and was awarded his license by The Australian Ministry of Transport.

He then took command of large vessels in one of the world's largest shipping company today. His interest in shipping led him to pursue further studies abroad and he graduated from University of Wales, U.K. with a Master of Laws (Shipping) Degree.


As a natural progression, he took up management positions ashore and has held several key positions in various MNCs from Executive, Operations Manager, Business Development Manager, General Manager, Consultant and Directorships in various shipping companies in Singapore and overseas.


In the year 2000, he was commissioned by an MNC to research into the the Legal Implications of the Bunker Custody Transfer point of the Bunkering Code of Practice CP:60 of Singapore. The Singapore Maritime And Port Authority (MPA) accepts the recommendations in that report later that year and amended the CP:60 accordingly on 1st January 2001.


He regularly conduct seminars and has delivered many talks in the region, inter alia, for and on behalf of Singapore Trade Development Board, SGS, Singapore National Shippers Council, ISM, etc. Apart from these, he has also written and published a number of shipping articles for various professional and maritime organizations.


He was the immediate past Honorary Editor of the Journal, “The Shipman” and the newsletter “ISM News” which he held for four years. He is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute, U.K. and a Fellow of The Institute of Shipping & Logistics Management. Capt. Cheok is also a Corporate Member of several other Maritime and Professional Institutions, including the Institute of Arbitrators.

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