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A pioneer unafraid of rough seas

Shipping veteran Y C Chang has played no small role in helping develop Singapore's maritime sector.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 05:50
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"Our ships would get searched all the time, and our people were roughly handled. But my father said that no matter what, we have to continue to service the port (of Aqaba in Jordan). He was thinking of the friendships he had built up there with the customers." - Teo Siong Seng on his father YC Chang's (above) perseverance during the Iraq-Kuwait war
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"Our ships would get searched all the time, and our people were roughly handled. But my father said that no matter what, we have to continue to service the port (of Aqaba in Jordan). He was thinking of the friendships he had built up there with the customers." - Teo Siong Seng (above) on his father YC Chang's perseverance during the Iraq-Kuwait war

AT the end of Teo Siong Seng's first year working at his family's shipping business, his father told him that the following year was going to be very tough. It turned out not to be a one-off warning - Y C Chang, who founded Pacific International Lines (PIL) in 1967, has given this warning to his