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In BIMCO we need to be both knowledgeable and trusted. That is reflected in our approach to media relations. Our experts will always provide their most accurate professional opinions, and we actively strive to make it clear what is expert opinions and what is policy statements. If you are in doubt about what our official position is on the big maritime industry topics, I encourage you to read the relevant BIMCO statements

Angus Frew, Secretary General and CEO                    

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Rasmus Nord Jørgensen, Communications Director

Mette Kronholm Frænde

Mette Kronholm Frænde, Communications Manager

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.

 

Sadan Kaptanoglu

President

Sadan Kaptanoglu

Angus Frew

Secretary General & CEO

Angus Frew

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 2020

What is BIMCO thinking about 2020?

Every year, BIMCO considers what is in store for the shipping industry and for BIMCO in the coming years, while also reflecting on the year gone by. We put all the thoughts in a magazine. This year is no different, and a range of BIMCO people have written their opinions on what the new year will bring.

December 2019

BIMCO publishes interpretation of discord between fuel oil samples

As 1 January 2020 approaches and the sulphur regulation from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) comes into force, BIMCO is experiencing an increase in questions related to the discord between the verification produces for statutory fuel oil samples and commercial fuel oil samples.

Is blending fuel on board allowed to achieve compliance?

The fuel oil carriage ban from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that will come into force on 1 March 2020 has raised questions regarding the possibility of blending fuel on board ships to achieve compliance. The questions have prompted BIMCO to offer its view to members on the regulatory aspects of whether on board blending can be considered compliant.

Final notice on IDEA closure

IDEA will be shut down at midnight between 31 December 2019 and 1 January 2020 CET.  It is impossible to execute a contract using IDEA after that time. 

BIMCO publishes new sanctions clauses to meet geopolitical challenges

BIMCO’s Documentary Committee has approved two charter party sanctions clauses to help owners and charterers manage due diligence policies and navigate an increasingly complex environment of economic and trade sanctions imposed by governments.   

Shipping sector proposes USD 5 billion R&D board to cut emissions

The global maritime transport industry has submitted a proposal to form the world’s first collaborative shipping R&D programme to help eliminate CO2 emissions from international shipping. The proposal includes core funding from shipping companies across the world of about USD 5 billion over a 10-year period.   

BIMCO restructures committees to balance safety and environment

BIMCO’s committee structure will change to reflect the increased importance of the environment while maintaining a thorough debate on safety. The BIMCO Board of Directors agreed to the change at a meeting in December.   

BIMCO agrees that climate ambitions will not be achieved by Europe acting alone

BIMCO welcomes the recognition of the European Commission (EC) that climate change is a global issue that requires mobilisation of partners internationally.

BIMCO to publish new shortened law and arbitration clause

BIMCO’s Documentary Committee has agreed to carry out a major overhaul of the Dispute Resolution Clause with the aim to shorten and simplify what has become BIMCO’s longest standard clause.

The December issue of the Bulletin magazine is out

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