Randy Chen

Wan Hai Lines

Vice Chairman

Randy Chen has been Vice Chairman at Wan Hai Lines Ltd. since June 2015 and is responsible for the International Business Development functions across different departments.

Randy has been a member of the executive management team and served on the Wan Hai Lines Board of Directors since 2002. Before joining Wan Hai Lines, Randy was a member of the senior management team of the Central Trading & Development Group, a Taiwan-based investor group with extensive infrastructure and real estate holdings in Vietnam. Randy also has extensive experience in software and financial services.

Randy is Wan Hai Lines’ representative for several industry forums including the World Shipping Council and the Asian Shipowners Association. He is a Deputy Chairman and Director at UK P&I Club and member of the Board of Directors of Interasia Lines, NIS Holdings and Commercial Management Limited.

Randy holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from MIT’s Sloan School of Business as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and English Literature from Duke University.

Sessions With Randy Chen

Monday, 27 February

  • 10:30am - 11:30am (PST) / 27/feb/2023 06:30 pm - 27/feb/2023 07:30 pm

    Container Shipping Outlook: The Industry View of the Year Ahead

    As of early fall 2022 the market was shifting rapidly and again heading into uncharted territory. Spot rates in the eastbound trans-Pacific were rapidly approaching pre-pandemic levels, defying widespread market consensus over the past two years that sub-$2,000-per-FEU levels would ever be seen again. Yet here we are. Carriers were responding with new rounds of blank sailings while shippers, carriers, and forwarders were assessing the meaning for the next round of service contract negotiations. If there was ever a moment when perspective, clarity, and informed thinking was called for it’s now. In an opening market outlook session that dates back to the first TPM in 2001, industry leaders will offer their big-picture outlook