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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

David Loosley

Secretary General & CEO

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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November 2020

BIMCO to open London office

BIMCO will open its fourth local office, this time in London, at the beginning of 2021. The new office will support the organisation’s regulatory affairs activities with Dr Bev Mackenzie taking up the role of BIMCO’s permanent representative at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) from 1 February, reporting to Deputy Secretary General Lars Robert Pedersen at the head office in Copenhagen.

Shipping industry welcomes IMO decision to give further consideration to USD 5 billion fund to accelerate decarbonisation

Copenhagen, Brussels, London and Washington; November 20, 2020 – The UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) has given initial consideration to an innovative proposal from the global shipping industry to collectively provide USD 5 billion to accelerate R&D to support its decarbonisation.   

Shipping industry urges Governments to take forward USD 5 billion proposal to accelerate the decarbonisation of maritime transport

Copenhagen/London/Washington, November 13, 2020 – As governments come together at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) to consider important next steps to decarbonise maritime transport, the global shipping industry urgently calls on them to take forward its proposal for an industry-financed, USD 5 billion research and development programme, to catalyse the transformation of the industry from dependence on fossil fuels to operating with zero-carbon energy sources.

October 2020

IMEC and ITF opens big quarantine and testing facility in Manila

The International Maritime Employer’s Council (IMEC) and the International Transport Worker’s Federation (ITF) have set up quarantine and testing facilities in Manila to facilitate crew changes and address concerns about quarantine quality and fake COVID-19 tests.   

Important elements still missing after IMO working group meeting on GHG reductions

The Intersessional Working Group on reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) from shipping had its first online meeting this week to advance the work on short term measures in support of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) initial strategy on reduction of GHG from ships.  

Make sure your contract is genuine with new Authenticity Clause

BIMCO has published a Contract Authenticity Clause to encourage parties issuing contracts based on a BIMCO form to agree to use one obtained from an authorised source such as SmartCon.

BIMCO points to Nick Fell as next Documentary Committee chair

BIMCO’s Board of Directors has pointed to Nick Fell, Executive Vice President Corporate Services & General Counsel at BW Group in Singapore, to take up the role as chairperson of BIMCO’s Documentary Committee in summer 2021.   

BIMCO adds Hong Kong to new shortened arbitration clause

The addition of Hong Kong as the fourth named arbitration option has prompted BIMCO to overhaul its law and arbitration clause. The new edition was approved for publication at the recent meeting of BIMCO’s Documentary Committee and is available to download from our website.

EU Emission Trading System will inhibit global CO2 reductions

BIMCO is concerned that the inclusion of shipping in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) will inhibit global action on reducing CO2 emissions.

September 2020

BIMCO nominates President Designate to succeed Sabrina Chao in 2021

Under the presidency of Mrs Sadan Kaptanoglu, the BIMCO Board of Directors has approved the nomination of Mr Nikolaus H. Schües, CEO of Reederei F. Laeisz (Germany) to stand for election as the next President Designate of BIMCO in 2021, succeeding Mrs Sabrina Chao, Chairman of Wah Kwong Shipping Holdings Limited (Hong Kong).