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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Captain Peter J. Swift appointed General Manager of the Maritime Industry Foundation

Captain Peter J. Swift has been appointed as the General Manager of the Maritime Industry Foundation. He takes up his new position with effect from June 2007.

Before joining the Maritime Industry Foundation, Captain Swift spent forty eight years in the maritime industry. Twenty of those years were at sea, with command experience on LNG carriers, OBOs and aframax tankers. Shore experience included marine operations and technical management positions with P & O Bulk Shipping Division, Globtik Tankers and Overseas Shipholding Group, both in Europe and in the U.S.

The Maritime Industry Foundation has set itself the exciting challenge of persuading all the diverse but complementary elements of the international maritime industry to work together and contribute to the Foundation’s objectives. “This is to explain the massive and largely unrecognised contribution our industry has made, and continues to make, to the international community” says Captain Swift.

The Foundation’s Directors say, “We are delighted to welcome Captain Swift onboard and look forward to working with him, the secretariat and our membership, to make this a successful endeavour”.

The Maritime Industry Foundation was established by the Round Table of international shipping associations (BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO) and endorsed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2005 as an independent, not-for profit UK-registered charity.

The aim of the Foundation is to enrich human knowledge and man’s understanding of the vital roles of maritime transport and commercial shipping in the economic, social, political and cultural life of the global environment. The philosophy of the Foundation is that knowledge and information help to create more accurate images and a better decision-making environment. The Foundation is funded by donations and grants from members of the maritime community, other educational foundations and the governments of maritime nations.

The Foundation Secretariat contact details:

The Maritime Industry Foundation, St Clare House, 9th Floor, 30-33 Minories, London EC3N 1DD, UK

Tel: +44 20 7977 7012 Fax: +44 20 7977 7011 E-mail: Web:

Captain Peter J. Swift, General Manager,


Sally Woulfe, Administrative Officer,  

Contact: Sally Woulfe