1960s to 1980s, Establishing Presence in Malaysia

Mar 2024

Frank Tsao Wen-King played a key role in the development of the maritime industry in Malaysia. For his contributions, the King of Malaysia conferred him the noble title Tan Sri, equivalent to a knighthood. His contributions include:

  • In the mid-1980s, a bulk carrier was converted into a cement storage and unloading facility, and it became the first logistics provider of its kind in Kedah, Malaysia.
  • In 1973, Malaysia established its first shipyard, Malaysia Shipping & Engineering Sdn Bhd.
  • In the early 1970s, Formed Transglobal Bulkers an Asian commercial shipping pool with MISC and Brostrom.
  • 1968, Participated in establishing Malaysian International Shipping Corporate (MISC), Malaysia’s national shipping line.