Press

 

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 Jorgensen

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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May 2019

Şadan Kaptanoğlu elected BIMCO President

Şadan Kaptanoğlu, managing director of HI Kaptanoglu Shipping, was elected President of BIMCO – the world’s largest shipping association – at its General Meeting in Athens on Tuesday 14 May.

BIMCO hires manager for Athens office

BIMCO has signed a contract with Elena Tassioula as manager of BIMCO’s new office in Athens, Greece. Elena will be engaging BIMCO’s current members in Athens and work to grow the membership in Greece.

April 2019

Support for BIMCO proposal at IMO to harmonize data

BIMCO gained solid support for a submission at the 43rd session of the Facilitation Committee meeting (FAL 43) held at the IMO Headquarters on 8-12 April that will ensure harmonisation of data exchanges and reduce the administrative burden for ships.

BIMCO supports Anti-Corruption push at the IMO

BIMCO has co-sponsored a proposal at the 43rd session of the Facilitation Committee (FAL 43) held at the IMO Headquarters on 8-12 April, putting anti-corruption formally on the IMO agenda going forward.

EU ship recycling rules look like protectionism

Only nine shipyards, out of 26, on the EU list of approved recycling facilities are realistically open for ship recycling, and only three of the 26 could recycle a large ship (Panamax size or larger), a study commissioned by BIMCO shows. 

BIMCO to open Athens office

BIMCO will open an office in Athens in the early summer of 2019. The objective is to have a stronger and closer dialogue with BIMCO’s Greek membership and to recruit more Greek members. The Greek shipowners are already the biggest group of BIMCO members measured by fleet size.

March 2019

BIMCO steps up focus on publications

BIMCO is launching a new business area – Publications – with the aim to share more of the organization’s expert knowledge and increase the amount of publications offered.

COSCO chair receives BIMCO President’s award

Captain Xu Lirong, Chairman of COSCO Shipping, received the President’s Award at the BIMCO Conference in Shanghai for his excellent life-long service to the shipping industry. China Merchants Energy Shipping received the award for Best Shipping Company of Greater China Area 2019.

February 2019

The new digital BIMCO Bulletin is out

The new BIMCO magazine the “Bulletin” is out. The February issue looks at the financial side of 2020, offers the latest market analysis from Chief Shipping Analyst, Peter Sand and talks to the UN about smuggling. Also, BIMCO’s Secretary General, Angus Frew, calls for naval support in the Gulf of Guinea in his foreword.

BIMCO demands 4th IMO GHG Study based on realistic economic growth

BIMCO has proposed that the Fourth International Maritime Organization (IMO) Greenhouse Gas Study does not include unrealistically high gross domestic product (GDP) growth projections to predict future transport demand - and thereby emissions - of the shipping industry. The proposal has been made to the expert workshop preparing for the study, which is meeting in London 12-14 March.