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Spokespeople

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

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

Director for Contracts and Support


Thomas Damsgaard

Regional Manager, Americas


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November 2022

BIMCO joins the Blue Visby Consortium to support digitalisation

BIMCO has joined the Blue Visby Consortium to support research into practical solutions that help reduce the industry’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

October 2022

Gudrun Janssens joins BIMCO to head new Brussels office

BIMCO has hired Gudrun Janssens as Manager, Intergovernmental Engagement, at its new office in Brussels, as the organisation seeks to be closer to the EU decision-making process and continue to expand its global reach.

BIMCO publishes updated GENCON contract 

BIMCO has published a revised and updated version GENCON 2022 - one of its flagship contracts within its portfolio of standard contracts for the maritime industry. The revisions reflect significant changes in the regulatory landscape since the contract was last updated.

BIMCO ship recycling report confirms need for non-EU yards on EU list

A report commissioned by BIMCO shows that while the EU list of approved ship recycling facilities continues to grow, new additions have not added significant capacity to meet the demands of the global shipping industry. Therefore, BIMCO believes focus must shift towards adding facilities outside of the EU. The report also shows that the EU audit system works as intended for non-EU recycling facilities.

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.