Press

Spokespeople

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 an overview of BIMCO’s spokespeople, their areas, biographical details and photos.

 

Sabrina Chao

President

Sabrina Chao

David Loosley

Secretary General & CEO

David Loosley

Lars Robert Pedersen

Maritime regulation & environment

Lars Robert Pedersen

Grant Hunter

Standards, Innovation and Research

Grant Hunter

Niels Rasmussen

Shipping market analysis

Niels Rasmussen, Chief Analyst at BIMCO, stands in front of BIMCO House in Bagsværd, near Copenhagen

Jakob P. Larsen

Maritime security & cyber security

Jakob P. Larsen

Aron Sorensen

Maritime digitalisation, bio fouling & safety

Aron Sørensen

Wei Zhuang

Asian maritime law & regulation


Stinne Taiger Ivø

Director for Contracts and Support


Nina Stuhrmann

Contracts and clauses

BIMCO House and BIMCO Logo

Our visual identity

BIMCO Logo

Thomas Damsgaard

Regional Manager, Americas


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August 2022

Shipping industry to remove the Indian Ocean High Risk Area

At 00:01 UTC on 1 January 2023, the Indian Ocean High Risk Area (HRA) for piracy will be removed. The removal of the HRA reflects a significantly improved piracy situation in the region, but voyage preparation, threat and risk assessment are essential when following Best Management Practice 5 (BMP5).  

July 2022

Nigeria and shipping industry launch strategy to eliminate piracy threat in Gulf of Guinea

The Government of Nigeria and shipping stakeholders launch a strategy to end piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG). Despite a 60 percent decline in piracy-related attacks, following increased counter-piracy efforts, all reported crew kidnappings in 2021 were reported in the GoG. The strategy establishes a mechanism to improve and reinforce best counter-piracy practices by both local and global actors.

IBIA and BIMCO survey confirms a desire for bunker supplier licensing schemes

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA), with support from BIMCO, launched an extensive online survey in February 2022 to identify to which extent the maritime industry stakeholders believe there is a need for a wider adoption of bunker licensing schemes, mass flow metering (MFM) and transparency to improve market conditions. The answer – for the most part – is yes.

June 2022

BIMCO hires Thomas Damsgaard to head Houston office

In the process of expanding its global reach and to better provide services to members in the Americas, BI M CO has hired Thomas Damsgaard to head its new office in Houston , United States . BIMCO also has ambitions to open an office in Brussels.

April 2022

BIMCO launches ship sale and purchase agreement

BIMCO has produced its own ship sale and purchase agreement - SHIPSALE 22 – with the aim of making the authoring, negotiation and execution process faster and simpler, and to provide the market with a modern and comprehensive alternative to existing sale and purchase forms.

BIMCO publishes updated greenhouse gas position statement

The Board of Directors of BIMCO has approved the organisation’s updated greenhouse gas (GHG) position statement, elaborating on who it believes should pay for carbon pricing and warning that excessive retroactive measures could have negative unintended consequences.

February 2022

IBIA and BIMCO launch survey to identify need for bunker licencing

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA), with support from BIMCO, is launching an extensive online survey to identify to which extent the maritime industry believes there is a need for wider adoption of bunker licensing schemes and mass flow metering (MFM) to improve market conditions.

DCSA, BIMCO, FIATA, ICC and SWIFT form Future International Trade Alliance and sign memorandum of understanding to standardise digitalisation of international trade

Industry associations collaborate on the development and adoption of relevant standards to facilitate the use of electronic bills of lading

January 2022

Gulf of Guinea states must act and prosecute suspected pirates

States in the Gulf of Guinea region must take responsibility and step-up prosecution efforts when pirates are apprehended by international navies, following the release of three suspected pirates held in custody on board Danish frigate Esbern Snare.

December 2021

BIMCO appoints new Chief Shipping Analyst

BIMCO has appointed Niels Rasmussen as its Chief Shipping Analyst who will take up his new role on 3 January 2022.