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

 

Sabrina Chao

President

Sadan Kaptanoglu

David Loosley

Secretary General & CEO

Lars Robert Pedersen

Maritime regulation & environment

Lars Robert Pedersen

Grant Hunter

Maritime contracts & law

Grant Hunter

Niels Rasmussen

Shipping market

 

 

 

 

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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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.

BIMCO publishes EEXI Transition Clause ahead of IMO efficiency regulation

New regulation from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), which will require existing ships to reduce carbon emissions, is due to enter into force in just under one year. As compliance will benefit to a large extent from co-operation between shipowners and charterers, BIMCO has developed a new clause to address the changes.

BIMCO launches new contract for employment of security escort vessels

BIMCO’s Documentary Committee has approved a new standard contract for security escort vessels (SEVs). The standard is a balanced contractual framework for SEVs that accompany merchant ships in high threat areas such as the Gulf of Guinea which has recently seen a rise in piracy activity as the dry season has begun.

November 2021

BIMCO calls for continued naval support in Gulf of Guinea after piracy incident

Following the incident in the Gulf of Guinea on 24 November involving the Danish frigate Esbern Snare and a suspected pirate vessel, BIMCO calls on all naval forces in the area to further increase the pressure on piracy groups and hopes a continued naval presence will act as a deterrent.

New BIMCO film puts spotlight on transparency and decarbonisation

On 8 November, BIMCO is launching a new film, “No Turning Back”, the third in a series of films aimed at raising awareness about the shipping industry.