Monsoon Blog

We have started a Monsoon blog last year with a view to exchange comments on relevant issues pertaining to shipping in general and crew manning in particular beside of course other topics of general interests. We invite you to link onwards to our blog and participate in a discussion and sharing your views and ideas with us. The link is

This blog will hence replace the news page of our website. Do visit our blog often.

We are now revamping our website and testing out various mastheads so during this period, you may find different mastheads on different pages for which we request your patience until such time we are fully satisfied with our new website. Website are normally done by professional but in this instance, we prefer to do it on our own as it give us more flexibility to make changes in order to keep our site fresh and relevant.

Monsoon Yangon office grand official opening

During our official grand opening of our yangon office, I deliver a speech which I just want to keep on the web for reference. We have great fun and it was a memorable highlight of Monsoon development.

Speech By Mr. Pan In Yangon

Crew Visit on Board KS Trust

30th Dec 2006 

The 28 year-old Handysize Bulker KS Trust arrives into Singapore for bunkers. Ju Gek, Wei Feng Zeshan and BP Pan went onboard with the agents and shipowner, Mr. Kim for a shipboard familiarisation visit. The ship last loaded iron ore from Paradip, India bound for Tangshan. We have 25 Myanmar crew onboard led by Capt Khin Htoo.  This is ship number 5 for Mr Kim who delivered the ship two months earlier. Engine room and accommodation are in very good condition.


Monsoon @ Tower Club 

29th Dec 2006

Monsoon 15th year anniversary celebrated amidst beautiful scenery of the Singapore River - the birth place of the great maritime tradition of Singapore.

It was a cosy and intimate affair made up of good friends, shared memories and a Monsoon bond.

Staff reminisce those days where things where not so modern; the fax machine was the embodiment of technology and the first Monsoon office, a humble affair.

Our three newcomers  listen in eagerly, desiring one day to share the kind of camaraderie that comes about only with many years of being together.

Appreciation must be made to certain special people:

Michelle Foo received her 10 year service award

Andy Wang has been with us since 1992. One of the pioneers of Monsoon, roughing it out in its humbler days

Last but not least to Gabriel Tan. We want to express our appreciation of his good work with us and to wish him all the best in his further endeavours.


Japanese Maritime Delegation to Myanmar

The Japanese Delegation visits Myanmar - Compass magazine reports on Myanmar crew arising from the visit in October 2006. 

Read PDF Article (Available in Japanese)

Read PDF Article (Translated to English!)

Welcome to our Monsoon Family

With a new year, we welcome new members to our Monsoon family. 

  Mr. Yao Ze Shan 

Mr. Zhang Weifeng

Ms. Pan Ju Gek

Mr. Yao and Mr. Zhang have graduated from the Singapore Polytechnic and sailed on board A.P Moller vessels before joining Monsoon.

Ms. Pan is a recent graduate from the Erasmus University Rotterdam where she pursued a Master degree in Maritime Economics and Logistics.

Maritime Economics and Logistics 2006 Newsletter

December 2006 

Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year

As the year comes to an end, we will like to take this opportunity to thank all our principals, seamen and friends for your generous support in 2006 and look forward to a great year ahead in 2007! 

November 2006 

Japanese Maritime Delegation to Myanmar

The Japanese Delegation visits Myanmar - Compass magazine reports on Myanmar crew arising from the visit in October this year. 

Monsoon has a strong presence in Myanmar (check out the Monsoon advertisement in Japanese!) with its own local office established since 1992. The company is well represented in the region  and has also offices and representative recruiting offices in Philippines, China, Jakarta and India.  

Read PDF Article (Available only in Japanese)

Oct 2005 

Eidsiva 75th Anniversary

This year marked the 75th Anniversary of our Norwegian principal, Eidsiva Rederi ASA which will be celebrated by a dinner on 3rd November 2005 at the Norsk Folkemuseum in Oslo.

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Sep 2005

Monsoon - An Active Participant At Maritime Manpower Singapore Conference

*Must Read*

Our Managing Director Mr Pan Boon Pin together with Andy Wang, Gabriel Tan and Ju Gek attended the 2005 Maritime Manpower Singapore Conference 2005 organised by the SMOU. We took the opportunity to meet with many friends and customers who were present at the conference.

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Virana - Successful Change of Management *Latest News*

Virana was transferred from V.Ships, Norway to Belships, Singapore on 23rd September 2005 at Onsan, Korea. Captain Fabila is in command of the vessel.

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The Monsoon Maritime Heritage

– From Zheng He to Stamford Raffles –

- Singapore as an international Maritime Centre -

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Monsoon Full Steam Ahead

Monsoon Singapore moved its office from the old Dapenso building at 158 Cecil Street to the new Hock Kian Huay Kuan building at 137 Telok Ayer Street on 1st July 2004 - since then we have many visitors who has commented positively on our new open office layout.

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Aug 2005  

Field Trip – An Eye Opener for Management Trainee

Fresh out of university, Miss Pan Ju Gek has been with Monsoon for two months now. For our Management Trainee, this was her first time to experience and see for herself how life is like for the seafarers when she went on board the Team Ace, a chemical tanker fully manned by Monsoon Myanmar crew, on 22 nd August 2005.

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The Manila Monsooners

Mr Pan, our Managing director recently make a visit to Manila to update himself on the development of our Manila office. He took the opportunity to meet with the senior officers joining the Virana and got himself invited for lunch together with Virana Chief Engineer Maglana, our president Mr Ramos, Mrs Ramos and our office staff.

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Audits Reassures Customers of Monsoon's Quality Services

Monsoon Singapore head office went through the annual audit from DNV for our crew manning office certification and have our certification renewed without any recommendations ... ... Monsoon Yangon and Manila passed their ISO9002 audit recently without any non conformance.

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Virana - New Developments

One of the first ships to be manned by Monsoon was the Virana. The former Virana is fondly remembered by many of our long serving seamen from Myanmar and the Philippines. Its name was transferred to G & C Parana - so, now the renamed Virana will be transferring technical management from V.Ships, Norway to Belships, Singapore. Monsoon Singapore will continue, as we have before the name change, to provide our services as its crew manager.

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Monsoon Yangon on the Move

After many years of operating out of our old office at 98th Street, it is with mixed feeling we shifted out of this kampong atmosphere and familiar environment. In Myanmar, it is really a big exercise to move office, having to take many things into consideration.

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Jan 2005  

2005 Public holidays for Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, China and India.

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