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BIMCO represents around 60% of the shipping industry and can provide expert opinions on a wide range of policy and practical maritime issues as well as on the major sectors of the shipping market.

This section provides and overview of BIMCO’s spokespeople, their areas, biographical details and photos.

 

Sadan Kaptanoglu

President

Sadan Kaptanoglu

David Loosley

Secretary General & CEO

Lars Robert Pedersen

Maritime regulation & environment

Lars Robert Pedersen

Grant Hunter

Maritime contracts & law

Grant Hunter

Peter Sand

Shipping market

Peter Sand

Jakob P. Larsen

Maritime security & cyber security

Jakob P Larsen

Aron Sorensen

Maritime digitalisation, bio fouling & safety

Aron Sorensen

Wei Zhuang

Asian maritime law & regulation

Wei Zhuang

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The most important news and press releases published by BIMCO - including notification when the BIMCO Bulletin is published.

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January 2021

RightShip and INTERCARGO announce important new quality standard for dry bulk sector to be governed by new NGO

RightShip and INTERCARGO have today announced the launch of an important new quality standard for the dry bulk sector, DryBMS. The standard will be governed by a new NGO to be established later this year and will support the improvement of safety in the dry bulk segment.

Transparency and dialogue between owners and charterers key to crew change challenge

World trade has to flow - we get that. Charterers have contractual obligations under short term spot charters that sometimes leave little room for delays - we get that too. Owners are responsible for managing and relieving their crews - that's not in doubt either. But what we don't accept is that a minority of charterers may simply be looking the other way when they are presented with a ship that also happens to be in need of a crew change. We don't expect charterers to foot the bill and we recognise that hiring ships is a matter of commercial negotiation - but we see no reason why charterers and owners should not have an open and honest dialogue to try to find a solution for much needed crew changes.

BIMCO welcomes Danish move on navy in Gulf of Guinea

BIMCO welcomes the appointment of a Danish Special Representative for Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea, Ambassador Jens-Otto Horslund.

BIMCO launches initiative to raise awareness about the crucial role of shipping

The year 2020 has been a tremendous test for the shipping industry and its seafarers. With the aim to raise awareness of how significant a role shipping plays in society and daily lives, BIMCO is launching a two-minute film produced in co-operation with UK-based television production company ITN.

December 2020

Industry publishes new and improved cyber security guidelines

The fourth edition of the industry cyber risk management guidelines, Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships is now available and lays the foundation for further improvements and refinement of companies’ cyber security risk assessments.

Free mental health hotline for BIMCO members during the Christmas season

As the ongoing pandemic continues to put a strain on seafarers’ wellbeing, the Mental Health Support Solutions has offered BIMCO members free access to their mental help support during the Christmas and New Year season

BIMCO: EU ship recycling regime improved but gaps remain

An updated Report on the European list of ship recycling facilities, commissioned by BIMCO, shows progress in increasing the number of active yards on the list, but the rules still don’t reflect commercial realities and lags behind on capacity to scrap large commercial ships.

The December issue of the Bulletin magazine is out

Get the latest insight and interviews in the December edition of BIMCO’s Bulletin magazine.

November 2020

Shipping bodies call on Jeff Bezos to take a stand for stranded seafarers at industry Round Table

The Round Table of international shipping associations pen open letter to Amazon boss Jeff Bezos.

BIMCO to open London office

BIMCO will open its fourth local office, this time in London, at the beginning of 2021. The new office will support the organisation’s regulatory affairs activities with Dr Bev Mackenzie taking up the role of BIMCO’s permanent representative at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) from 1 February, reporting to Deputy Secretary General Lars Robert Pedersen at the head office in Copenhagen.