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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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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.

BIMCO adopts new CII clause for Voyage Charter Parties

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 new CII Clause for Voyage Charter Parties. The clause was adopted by BIMCO’s Documentary Committee on 11 October and is the latest addition to BIMCO’s portfolio of carbon clauses.

September 2023

FIT Alliance launches eBL declaration to secure commitment to digitalisation

BIMCO, DCSA, FIATA, ICC, and Swift (The FIT Alliance) have launched the “Declaration of the electronic Bill of Lading” as the adoption of eBLs can help make international trade more efficient, reliable, sustainable, and secure. The aim of the declaration is to secure commitment from all stakeholders in international trade to collaborate on driving digitalisation, starting with eBLs, within their industries.

July 2023

Landmark IMO Strategy on GHG reductions from ships adopted

IMO decides that by 2040, the world fleet must have reduced its total GHG emissions by more than 70% compared to 2008.

June 2023

BIMCO calls on shipowners as Bangladesh and Liberia ratify the HK Convention

The International Maritime Organization (IMO), Bangladesh, and Liberia have announced the ratification of the Hong Kong Convention by both nations. BIMCO believes the ratification marks the beginning of a new era for the ship recycling industry. During the two-year interim period, ahead of the entry in force, BIMCO is calling on shipowners to choose globally compliant yards for the benefit of the industry’s workers and the environment.

May 2023

BIMCO launches industry film calling for safe ship recycling

BIMCO has launched its fourth industry film, calling for the urgent adoption of the Hong Kong International Convention for the safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, and for ship owners to only choose yards that live up to the convention.

Nikolaus H. Schües elected BIMCO President

BIMCO, the world’s largest shipping association, has elected Nikolaus H. Schües, CEO and owner of Reederei F. Laeisz as President at the organisation’s general meeting in Hong Kong on Thursday 25 May 2023.