Sabrina Chao



Sabrina Chao has been in the shipping industry since 2001 and joined the family business – Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings Limited in 2002. Chao held the position as Chairman of the group from 2013 until August 2019. Chao has also been the Director of Wah Kwong Shipping Holdings Limited from July 2002 to January 2013 and the Managing Director and Chairman since January 2013. Chao will take up the role as President of BIMCO in the spring of 2021. From 2015 she served a two-year term as chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association and holds a BSc in Mathematics with Management from Imperial College London. 

Sessions With Sabrina Chao

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.