Angus Frew, Secretary General and CEO at BIMCO said:
This is an important appointment reflecting our desire to significantly increase BIMCO’s communications activity. It is vital that our members, who are spread around the world in 120 countries are fully aware of the many services we offer and, as the world’s largest international shipping association, we would like to ensure that BIMCO has a stronger voice in the wider maritime conversation.
BIMCO’s staff are leading industry subject experts on all aspects of the maritime sector, we want to share their industry analysis and perspectives and engage better with a wider audience. Rasmus brings a lot of specialist experience and knows the maritime world well from his time with Maersk Group, we look forward to welcoming him to the team.
Rasmus Nord Jørgensen is an experienced international maritime communications professional.
He has a BA in Journalism from the Danish School of Journalism and was part of the global communications team at A.P Moller-Maersk, with a particular focus on the developing growth markets of Latin America and Africa. He also previously worked for Reuters.
Rasmus Nord Jørgensen takes up his new role on Wednesday 1 November 2017.
Notes to editors
BIMCO is the world’s largest international shipping association, with 2,100 members in more than 120 countries. Our global membership includes shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents. Our vision is to be the chosen partner trusted to provide leadership to the global industry. Our mission is to provide expert knowledge and practical advice to safeguard and add value to our members’ businesses.
BIMCO’s four core service areas provide value and trusted support to our members:
1. Our products include BIMCO’s world leading standard contracts and clauses for the shipping industry and our contract editor IDEA. We also run the BIMCO Shipping KPI System which can be used to benchmark ships’ operational performance.
2. Regulation: BIMCO takes an active role on behalf of shipowners during discussions and decisions with global and regional regulators. We work towards a level playing field for shipping – including fair trade and open access to markets.
3. Information and advice: we deal with 10,000 member queries every year on many issues and see over three million page views on our website each year. Our staff share their expert knowledge with members, giving practical advice to safeguard and add value to their businesses.
4. Our training activities include face-to-face courses, eLearning, webinars and tailor-made courses for companies.
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