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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Industry Association Chairmen Meet

A second inter-industry meeting of the chairmen of the principal international shipowners' organisations took place in London yesterday, 6 May. Present were Ronald Bergman (President of BIMCO), Westye Hoegh (Chairman of Intertanko), Frederic Tsao (Chairman of Intercargo) and Rolf Westfal- Larsen (Chairman of ICS and President of ISF) - who hosted the meeting - together with their respective chief executives.

The meeting continued the discussion initiated by Intercargo last October into ways of ensuring the most effective representation of the industry's views worldwide. No radical restructuring was proposed, and it was recognised that there is already a high degree of co-operation between the organisations.
It was agreed, however, to look at the working practices of the associations to see whether, in changing times, they reflect the optimum means of developing cohesive industry views with the maximum international participation and the minimum duplication of resources.

The chairmen agreed that it was important to maintain the momentum and will meet again in September, at the invitation of BIMCO, in Copenhagen.