At a Glance


Samudera Shipping Line Ltd is primarily engaged in the transportation of containerized and non-containerized cargo through its Container Shipping and Bulk & Tanker business segments. The Group’s vessels and services currently ply trade routes connecting various ports in Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, the Far East, and the Middle East.

Since its incorporation in 1993, Samudera has progressively established a good track record of professionalism and competency in its field. Through prudent management and a well-managed expansion strategy, the Group has been able to successfully build up its position as a credible and well-respected industry player in the region today.

Leveraging its extensive network, Samudera’s Container Shipping business segment offers reliable feeder services between its “hub” port in Singapore and other “spoke” ports in Asia, as well as interregional container shipping services to manufacturers, exporters and importers. The Group serves a wide spectrum of shippers from its headquarters in Singapore, and via representative and agency offices in various cities in Southeast Asia, Indochina and Far East, the Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East.

 

In the Bulk and Tanker shipping business, Samudera’s fleet of bulk carriers and tankers are chartered out to shippers for the transportation of dry bulk and liquid cargo. The vessels are deployed either on time charter, contracts of affreightment, or single-voyage basis.

Samudera is listed on the Mainboard of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.

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CONNECTING INDONESIA AND BEYOND

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Turut Aktif Berpartisipasi dalam Menciptakan Lapangan Kerja dan Mengembangkan Sumber Daya Manusia

Senantiasa Memastikan Pertumbuhan Bisnis yang Berkelanjutan Seraya Memberikan Nilai Tambah Bagi Pemegang Saham

Berkontribusi Positif terhadap Pertumbuhan Ekonomi dengan Memberikan Solusi Logistik yang Efisien

Menyediakan layanan Transportasi untuk Memenuhi Permintaan Kegiatan Distribusi

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Menjunjung Tinggi Integritas dan Profesionalisme

Chairman Message

Masli Mulia

Samudera Shipping Line was established in 1993 to provide feeder services between Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Since then, we have grown into a leading operator of regional shipping services, connecting Southeast Asia with the rest of the world.

 

Samudera’s reputation is built upon our commitment to the highest standards of operational excellence, integrity, professionalism, and service quality.  Guided by these values, we have successfully navigated countless challenges over the years and emerged stronger with every season. This, coupled with an adaptive and nimble spirit, has enabled us to flourish under various conditions and chalk up a soundtrack record, which we can leverage for future growth.

 

We are grateful for the longstanding relationships that we have cultivated with our customers and associates, without which the sustainability and growth of Samudera would not have been possible. We will continue to deepen these partnerships and develop new ones over time and space, strengthening our participation in the shipping and logistics supply chain for our and our partners’ success.

 

I wish you fair winds and following seas.
 

CEO'S Statement

Bani M. Mulia

With nearly three decades of experience under our belt, Samudera Shipping Line has established itself as a leading player in the regional shipping industry. Amid an ever-changing industry landscape, we are constantly refining our business strategy and adapting to meet the changing needs of our customers. Over time, our track record and capabilities have borne testimony to our ability to provide efficient and effective transportation and logistics solutions.

 

We offer a host of shipping and logistics services, including regional container shipping, industrial shipping, as well as land-based logistics and warehousing services. By expanding our participation in the transportation value chain, we aim to play a greater role in connecting our global partners to Indonesia and beyond.

 

We will continue to leverage our strengths as we gear up for the future. Our nimbleness and responsiveness are core traits that allow us to adapt to the challenges of the industry and capture new opportunities. The strong relationships we have built with our customers and business partners ensure that we are not alone against turbulent winds. Our talented and devoted team members ensure our business foundation remains sound as we seek to scale greater heights. 

 

We look forward to a long and lasting partnership with you.
 

Masli Mulia

Non-Executive Chairman

Masli Mulia is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Company and a member of the Nominating Committee and was last re-elected in April 2019. He provides the Board with overall leadership and is committed to promoting a high standard of corporate governance within the Company. Mr. Masli is also a member of the Board of Commissioners of PT Samudera Indonesia Tbk (“Samudera Indonesia”), a majority shareholder of the Company.

 

Mr. Masli joined Samudera Indonesia in 1971 and has held various positions, including President Director prior to his appointment as Commissioner. Outside of the Group, Mr. Masli serves as a member of the Advisory Board in the Indonesian National Shipowners’ Association (INSA). He was previously the Chairman of the ASEAN Federation of Forwarders Association and the Indonesian Logistics and Freight Forwarders Association. Mr. Masli graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy, Jakarta, Indonesia in 1970.

Bani Maulana Mulia

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Bani Maulana Mulia was appointed as Group CEO on 1 September 2020 and is responsible for the Group’s strategic direction, growth, and day-to-day operations. He is also the President Director of Samudera Indonesia.

 

Mr. Bani brings with him nearly two decades of industry experience, having started his career in 2001 as a finance officer in Samudera Indonesia.  Since then, he has taken on various roles and responsibilities within the organization before being appointed as a Board Member in 2009, and then as its President Director in June 2020.  He currently also serves as the Vice-Chairman of Sea Transportation Permanent Committee at the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN), and a member of the Transportation and Energy Committee at the Indonesian Employers Association (APINDO).

 

Mr. Bani majored in Management in the Economics Faculty of the University of Indonesia, and furthered his education at Deakin University, Australia, majoring in Finance.

Ridwan Hamid

Executive Director & Chief Finance Officer 

Ridwan Hamid was appointed as Chief Financial Officer on 1 November 2020. He is responsible for the overall finance and administrative functions of the Group. Concurrently, Mr. Ridwan also serves as Finance Director of Samudera Indonesia.

 

Mr. Ridwan began his career in Prasetio Utomo & SGV Arthur Andersen, where his last held position was as Head of Mergers & Acquisitions. He then spent more than a decade with Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia, before moving on to Hutchison Port Indonesia as CFO and, later on, as its President Director. Mr. Ridwan subsequently took on the role of an Executive Committee member of the International Association of Ports and Harbors, followed by CEO and President Director of Anglo-Eastern Plantations Group, before joining Samudera Indonesia.

 

Mr. Ridwan holds a Bachelor of Economics in Finance and Accounting, from Padjadjaran University, Bandung, Indonesia.

Tan Meng Toon

Executive Director, Commercial

Tan Meng Toon was appointed as Executive Director of the Group in 2018 and is responsible for its overall commercial activities. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director, Mr. Tan was the Deputy Director, Trade who was in charge of the Group’s trade functions, and previously General Manager, where he was responsible for the Company’s feeder business and its development. Mr. Tan has on-board vessel experience as a deck officer in several local and foreign-owned shipping companies. He was also a technical superintendent and operations manager of a foreign-owned ship management company. Prior to joining Samudera, Mr. Tan was General Manager at Pancon Shipping and Marine Services and overseeing its day-to-day operations, marketing, and technical matters. 

 

Mr. Tan holds a Foreign Ocean Going Master (Class I) Certificate.
 

Quah Ban Huat

Lead Independent and Non-Executive Director

Quah Ban Huat, who was appointed the Lead Independent Director of the Company in 2017, is the Audit Committee Chairman as well as a member of the Nominating and Remuneration Committees.  He is currently a Principal Advisor at KPMG Services Pte Ltd, where he specializes in mergers & acquisitions, structuring, and financing. Leveraging his professional experience from working in senior management positions in several multinational and listed companies, Mr. Quah also serves on the Boards of other listed companies. 

 

Mr. Quah is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
 

Lee Lay Eng Juliana

Independent and

Non-Executive Director

Lee Lay Eng Juliana was appointed as Independent and Non-Executive Director of the Board in August 2018 and serves as a member of the Audit, Nominating, and Remuneration Committees. She is currently the Managing Director of Caridian Consulting Pte Ltd and a specialist in tax advisory. Ms. Lee was formerly a tax partner with Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young and has worked with multinational and local companies on mergers, acquisitions, business reorganization, cross-border and domestic transactions, and restructuring.

 

Ms. Lee holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the then University of Singapore. She is a Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Ms. Lee is also an Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax) under the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals.

Ng Chee Keong

Independent and

Non-Executive Director

Ng Chee Keong was appointed as Independent and Non-Executive Director in 2014. He serves as the Chairman of the Nominating Committee as well as a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees. He has held various senior positions throughout his career with the Port of Singapore Authority and later PSA Corp until his retirement in 2005 as CEO of PSA Corp. With his wealth of experience in terminal, marine, and logistic businesses, Mr. Ng also serves as Chairman of the Board of Jurong Port Pte Ltd, and Board Member of Mencast Holdings Ltd and JTC Corporation. 

 

Mr. Ng was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 1992 and the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 1997, in recognition of his outstanding public service to Singapore. He graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science (Upper Honours) in Economics from the then University of Singapore.
 

Nicholas Peter Ballas

Independent and

Non-Executive Director

Nicholas Peter Ballas was appointed as an Independent and Non-Executive Director in 2010 and serves as the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nominating Committees. He possesses over 25 years of experience working in the Asia Pacific region and has held various positions in finance, strategy, and general management in the USA, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore. Mr. Ballas is currently President, Polymer Solutions (Vestolit) at Orbia, a global leader in polymer solutions and advanced materials. Previously, Mr. Ballas was Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific and a member of the management council of Nexans SA, a global leader in the cable industry based in Paris, France.

 

Mr. Ballas holds a Master of International Management Degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA.
 

Bani Maulana Mulia

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
 

Bani M. Mulia is appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Group on 1st September 2020. He is responsible for the strategic growth and day-to-day operations of the Group. Mr Bani is also the President Director of PT Samudera Indonesia Tbk, a majority shareholder of the Company.

He also serves as the Vice Chairman of Sea Transportation Permanent Committee at the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN), as well as the Transportation and Energy committee member at the Indonesian Employers Association (APINDO).

He studied in the Economics Faculty of University of Indonesia, majoring in Management, then continued his education in Deakin University, Australia, majoring in Finance.

Ridwan Hamid

Executive Director & Chief Finance Officer

Ridwan Hamid is appointed as the Chief Finance Officer of the Group on 1 November 2020. He is Responsible for the overall finance and administrative functions of the Group. Mr Ridwan is also the Finance Director of PT Samudera Indonesia Tbk, a majority shareholder of the Company.

He started his career in Prasetio Utomo & SGV Arthur Andersen (1987-1992), with his last position being Head of Mergers & Acquisitions Team. He then moved and held various positions in Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (1992-2005). He subsequently occupied several other important positions, namely as CFO (2005- 2008) and President Director (2008-2010) of Hutchison Port, member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (2010-2011), as well as CEO and President Director of Anglo Eastern Plantations Group, which owns 17 palm oil plantation companies and CPO factories all over Indonesia (2011-2014). He earned his Bachelor of Economics majoring in Finance and Accounting from Padjadjaran University, Bandung (1987).
 

Tan Meng Toon

Executive Director, Commercial

Tan Meng Toon, appointed as Executive Director of the Company in 2018 is responsible for the overall commercial activities of the Group. Prior to becoming Executive Director, he was the Deputy Director of the Company and was in charge of the trade function in the Group. He had served onboard the vessel as a deck officer in various ranking in several local and foreign-owned shipping companies. Meng Toon also served as a technical superintendent and operations manager of a foreign-owned ship management company. He holds a Foreign Ocean Going Master (Class I) Certificate.

Trisnadi Sukur Muslim Mulia

Deputy Director, Finance

Mr. Trisnadi is the Deputy Finance Director and is responsible for the finance, accounting, and administrative functions of the Group. Mr. Trisnadi has previously held various operational, business development, and directorship positions within  Samudera Indonesia. He started his career in shipping with ANL Container Line in Melbourne. He later joined PT GAC Samudera Logistics, before moving to PT Panurjwan – Samudera Indonesia’s domestic container shipping operator. 

 

Mr. Trisnadi currently also serves as one of the Vice-Chairmen in the Indonesia National Shipowners’s Association (INSA). He graduated with a Bachelor of Planning & Design, majoring in Construction Management, and a Master of Applied Commerce, majoring in Business Analysis and Systems, from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Thomas Lee Thuan Aun

Deputy Director, Trade

Thomas Lee Thuan Aun joined the Company in 1997. He is currently holding the position of Deputy Director and is responsible for trade performance and business development in the Regional Container Shipping business including seeking opportunities to co-operate with other shipping companies. Thomas graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1997 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree.

Shanti Lasminingsih Poesposoetjipto

Ms. Shanti brings with her extensive knowledge and experience across the IT, commerce, education, and corporate governance sectors. She has been a member of the Board of Commissioners of Samudera Indonesia since June 2000 and is currently its Chairman. She also serves as the Chairman of PT Asuransi Bintang Tbk.


Ms. Shanti leverages her expertise in the fields of corporate governance to serve as the Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN) and Bung Hatta Anti-Corruption Award (BHACA) Association. She is a founding member of the Executive Board of Singapore Chamber of Commerce Indonesia (SCCI), and Founder and Ambassador of Family Business Network Asia (FBN-Asia). Ms. Shanti is also a member of Indonesian-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce Honorary Board (EKONID) and the National Committee on Governance Policy.


On the academia front, Ms. Shanti currently serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of Yayasan Pendidikan dan Pembinaan Manajemen (YPPM) and Indonesian International Education Foundation (IIEF).  She heads the Consulting Board of AIESEC Indonesia and is a member of the Consulting Board at INSEAD Southeast Asia School of Management. She is one of the founding members of Wharton e-Fellow at Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.


Ms. Shanti has strong expertise in information technology (IT) owing to her early career in the sector, where she helped to establish and transform PT Praweda Ciptakarsa Informatika, a subsidiary of Soedarpo Corporation engaged in IT services.


Ms. Shanti holds a Diplom Ingenieur (Dipl.Ing) from Munich University of Technology (TU-Muenchen), majoring in Electronics and specializing in Computer Science.

Lim Kee Hee

Mr. Lim is a shipping veteran with over 40 years of marketing, trade, and commerce experience in the industry.  He joined the Board of Advisors after serving the Group for 28 years in executive positions, the last of which was as Executive Director, Business Strategy & Development, and as Executive Director, Commercial before that.  He was previously responsible for the Group’s trade and marketing functions as Senior General Manager. Prior to joining the Group in 1992, he held managerial positions with Mansfield Container Shipping & Straits Container Agencies and Nedlloyd Line. 


Mr. Lim holds a Bachelor of Science from the then University of Singapore, and a Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from the Singapore Institute of Management.

Chng Hee Kok

Mr. Chng’s leadership and governance experience over the years expands across a wide range of industries. He currently serves as Independent Chairman of Ellipsiz Ltd, a leading provider of integrated solutions in the electronics industry, and holds non-executive directorships in multiple Singapore-listed companies.  In his former executive positions, Mr. Chng served as CEO of Yeo Hiap Seng Ltd, Scotts Holdings Ltd, Hartawan Holdings Ltd, HG Metals Manufacturing Ltd, and LH Group Ltd. Mr. Chng’s previous non-executive roles were as Board Member of Sentosa Development Corporation and the Public Utilities Board.  He was also a Council Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors, and a Member of Parliament in Singapore from 1984 to 2001.


Mr. Chng holds a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class Honours) from the then University of Singapore, and an MBA from the National University of Singapore. He is a Fellow member of the Singapore Institute of Directors.