66 Years of Experience as Shipowner & Ship Manager

The Wah Kwong Journey

1949
1952
1957
1960s
1966
1973
1974
1975
1982
1994
1995-1997
1998
1999
2007
2012
2016
2018
1949
First partnership by the Chao with Taiship and Ping An Streamship
1952
Wah Kwong founded in Hong Kong
1957
Wah Kwong was founding member of HKSOA. T.Y. Chao led the first delegation to Taiwan
1960s
One of first owners to build ships in Japan
1966
George and Frank Chao joined company working with T.Y.
1973
Wah Kwong Shipping and Investment Company Listed
1974
New Century and Wah Kwong merged
1975
Frank Chao was Chairman of HKSOA
1982
Hitachi Venture – largest bulk carrier ever built delivered
1994
First New-building in China
1995-1997
George Chao as Chairman of HKSOA and negotiated flag issues between Hong Kong and Taiwan
1998
T.Y. Chao passed away. Frank become Chairman and George his deputy
1999
Wah Kwong privatized
2007
Sabrina Chao appointed Vice Chairman
2012
60th Anniversary of Wah Kwong
2016
- George Chao passed away, aged 76.
- Sabrina became Chairman of HKSOA
2018
- David Palmer was appointed CEO.
- Sabrina received CMA Commodore Award