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BIMCO is the world's largest international shipping association, with over 2,000 members in 130 countries, representing 62% of the world's tonnage. 

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

 

Nikolaus H. Schües

President

Nikolaus H. Schües

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

Contracts and Support


Thomas Damsgaard

Regional Manager, Americas


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February 2024

BIMCO publishes ship financing forms to ensure uninterrupted use of ships    

BIMCO has published two standard Quiet Enjoyment Letters (QELs), the first standard form QELs available to the industry, to offer a tool that can ensure the charterers’ uninterrupted use of a ship if the owner defaults under the financing facility.

Shipping industry calls for release of Galaxy Leader crew still held captive

Today - Monday 19 February 2024 – marks the three-month anniversary since the Houthis seized the Galaxy Leader and its 25 seafarers in the Red Sea. The vessel, a roll-on/roll-off vehicle carrier, was seized on the 19 November. The maritime industry has joined together from around the world to express their concern for the seafarers who have been held hostage, and call on the Houthis to release the crew of the Galaxy Leader.

BIMCO calls on IMO to solve legal inconsistencies in ship recycling conventions

BIMCO, together with Bangladesh, India, Norway, Pakistan and the ICS, has submitted a paper ahead of the 81st Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting on 18-22 March 2024. The paper highlights the need to solve possible conflicting requirements of the Hong Kong Convention and the Basel Convention which could have severe consequences for shipowners, ship recycling facilities and ships if unresolved.

BIMCO starts work on contract for growing wind turbine market

BIMCO has established a subcommittee to work on a global standard contract for the transport and installation of offshore wind turbines. The project has been launched to support the offshore wind industry as the global demand for more renewable sources of energy increases.

January 2024

Joint WSC, BIMCO and ICS statement on joint international statement on Red Sea attacks

Washington/Copenhagen/London, 3 January 2024; The World Shipping Council, the International Chamber of Shipping and BIMCO today expressed their thanks to the 12 nations that have jointly condemned the ongoing illegal attacks on ships in the Red Sea and unlawful detention of vessels and crews there.

Stinne Taiger Ivø appointed Deputy Secretary General at BIMCO

BIMCO’s Director of Contracts & Support, Stinne Taiger Ivø, has been appointed Deputy Secretary General at BIMCO from 1 January 2024.

December 2023

BIMCO calls for immediate end to attacks on international shipping

One month ago, a series of unprovoked attacks on merchant ships began in the Southern Red Sea, Bab El-Mandeb, Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea. It is widely believed the attacks originate from the Iran-aligned Houthi movement and the number of attacks has steadily increased, threatening commercial shipping.

BIMCO and global mining companies release position paper on trade digitalisation

It is estimated that 4 billion trade documents are in circulation around the world at any given time, increasing costs, delays and risk of errors. To fuel a transition away from paper-based trade, four of the world’s largest mining companies; Anglo American, BHP, Rio Tinto and Vale have published a position paper, together with BIMCO, that proposes solutions and aims to accelerate the adoption of digital technologies across the metals and mining supply chain. 

BIMCO adopts portfolio of four ETS clauses

The shipping industry is facing an increase in new regulations from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the European Union (EU) and an increase in the urgency to decarbonise. To support the industry, BIMCO has developed a portfolio of new emission trading scheme (ETS) clauses.

October 2023

BIMCO approves revised SYNACOMEX grain charter

BIMCO’s Documentary Committee has approved a revised version of the Continent Grain Charter Party, SYNACOMEX, to reflect changes in the geopolitical landscape following events including the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine. The revised charter party now includes BIMCO’s anti-corruption clause and updated versions of the war risks and sanctions clauses.