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Friday, December 15, 2017

The shipping industry mourns the death of KH Koo

KH Koo has died aged 81 after a seven-month battle with cancer. He was a leading figure in Hong Kong’s shipping community - he was Chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association from 2001 to 2003 - but was also at the forefront of the international shipping industry. He will be greatly missed.  

He was a strong supporter of INTERTANKO. He has been a Vice-Chairman of the Association since 1999 and served on INTERTANKO's Executive Committee for seven years from 1997. He was a leading light in the Association’s Asian regional activities, opening its office in Singapore in 1999. He founded the Association's Asian Regional Panel in 1998 and was an active and inspirational Chairman up until last year. He was exceptionally generous in devoting much time to promoting the Association in Asia. In particular, in recent years he focused on ensuring that INTERTANKO strengthened its links in China and was instrumental in the Association's increasing membership there. INTERTANKO is very much in his debt and he will long be remembered as the godfather of INTERTANKO, Asia 

KH Koo was a gentleman with a great ability to make friends, and who used his considerable diplomatic skills to great effect. He was a close personal friend to many in our membership and in the secretariat and a tremendous supporter of our industry and of the Association.

Our heartfelt condolences are extended to his family, and to all staff of the Tai Chong Cheang Steamship Company Group.