In addition to Raymond Tam’s (A21 Young Leader, New Delhi 2011) role as Project Director of Mineralogy Pty Ltd, he is also the Director of Asia Operations for Blue Star Line Pty Ltd—the company that has undertaken the task of building Titanic II. Raymond is responsible for managing the development and business operations of Titanic II in Asia.
Titanic II, unlike the original Titanic, has a strong Asian/Chinese element as it will be built by a state-owned shipyard in China. Titanic II is scheduled to set sail from Shanghai to Southampton, and from Southampton to New York on her maiden passenger voyage in 2016. China is eager to break into the luxury ship market, and the Titanic II project will be the start of a massive Chinese challenge to European luxury ship builders. In addition, Blue Star Line has contracted Finnish-based ship design and marine engineering company Deltamarin to design Titanic II. Raymond was honoured by CPA Australia in 2012 as one of the Top 40 high-achieving senior business leaders worldwide under the age of 40.