Captain Subramaniam Karuppiah

IAPH / Port Klang Authority

President-Elect/Vice-President SE Asia and Oceania / General Manager

Captain K. Subramaniam began his career in the Merchant Marine in 1981. He secured his Master Mariner (Foreign-Going) in 1992 and joined Port Klang Authority in 1994 as Harbour Pilot and Marine Manager. He holds an Unrestricted Pilot License for Port Klang since 1997 and a certificate in Maritime Safety Management from Gotenberg, Sweden in 2000. He was promoted to Asst. General Manager (Regulatory) in 2011 and General Manager of Port Klang Authority in 2016.

His notable achievements in Port Klang includes implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) in Port Klang, coordinated implementation of Port Klang's Mega Ports Initiative, safe working practices in port operations, the safety of navigation, enhancement in port security provisions, environmental preservation, trade facilitation, emergency response coordination, and port ancillary services.

Capt. Subra is prominently involved in the international maritime arena, holding a key position in the World Organization of Dredging Associations and representing Malaysia at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Capt. Subra was elected as President-Elect of IAPH 2021-2023 commencing in June 2021.

Sessions With Captain Subramaniam Karuppiah

Wednesday, 23 June

  • 01:35pm - 02:20pm (CET) / 23/jun/2021 11:35 am - 23/jun/2021 12:20 pm

    Risk and Resilience

    What Crisis Next? Lessons Learned from COVID-19


    One year on from the COVID19 global pandemic outbreak, ports around the world have demonstrated their resilience in keeping supply chains operational. This has been the case despite initial labour shortages, disruptive governmenal interventions to limit the spread of the disease and highly unpredictable supply and demand conditions due to panic consumption and multiple lockdowns impacting economic activity. With disruption still the norm, particularly in the container sector with imbalances created and rates at an all time high, ports are reassessing how to cope with crises on a permanent basis. In this insightful session, find out exactly what sort of measures ports should be taking in order to prepare themselves for the next crisis, be it financial, health-related, economic, climate-change related or otherwise.

Friday, 25 June