Thomas Miller welcomed a delegation from Xiamen, China 11 April 2013
A six person delegation from Xiamen, China headed by its Vice Major, Mr Kang Tao visited the London offices of Thomas Miller together with Simon Yang (Shicheng), the CEO of COSCO UK. Xiamen is the second largest city if the Fujian province of China with a population of 4 million. It has an important and fast growing port. It is the eighth largest container port in China and eighteenth in the world. The port which has all traditional cargo handling facilities in addition to container terminals has been making rapid development over the years.
The purpose of the visit by the delegation was to understand more of the shipping/insurance sectors in London and to foster good relations.
The delegation was greeted by Hugo Wynn-Williams CEO of Thomas Miller P&I and also by others in Thomas Miller. Presentations on the P&I Club, the TT Club and Thomas Miller were made by Dr Chao Wu, Paul Wicks and John McPhail. Following the visit to the Thomas Miller offices, a tour of Lloyd's Building was arranged through Miller Insurance. The delegation was looked after by Philip Bennett.
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