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Decoupling of world trade and emissions is a reality for shipping

30 October 2020

At the launch of the Fourth International Maritime Organization’s Greenhouse Gas Study, eyes rested primarily on the fact that CO2 emissions from the shipping industry rose between 2012 and 2018. The focus on this six-year period diverted attention from what should not have been missed – the year 2009.

Thomas Damsgaard

09 June 2023

Thomas is Regional Manager for BIMCO in the Americas, where his responsibilities encompass member interest, industry engagement including new memberships for the Americas and taking care of the office. Thomas started an exciting shipping career in 1990 and has earned his stripes in a succession of increasingly challenging roles within senior management and leadership for maritime market leaders. He has led several maritime start-ups and turnarounds and acted as an external advisor on leadership, strategy and optimization to global maritime, logistics and PE organizations. He has served on professional boards within shipping and logistics. An active member of the Houston community, he fills leading roles including for the Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association, Advisory Board at University of Houston; he co-founded the Danish American Chamber of Commerce and a non-profit maritime scholarship fundraiser. Thomas holds an MBA in Shipping & Logistics (Blue MBA) from Copenhagen Business School.