Şadan Kaptanoğlu elected BIMCO President
Şadan Kaptanoğlu, managing director of HI Kaptanoglu Shipping, was elected President of BIMCO – the world’s largest shipping association – at its General Meeting in Athens on Tuesday 14 May.
She underlines that BIMCO is both the oldest and largest global association representing shipowners and has the depth of resources and capability to best shape future regulations for shipping at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Not only is BIMCO a global organisation representing its 1,900 members from over 120 countries, but it also works closely with many other influential organisations across the different parts of the maritime industry – from owners to operators, from ports to ship builders, from brokers to equipment manufacturers, and from insurers to classification societies. This capability is crucial in developing the right environmental solutions for the shipping industry.
Kaptanoğlu, who is a Turkish shipowner, takes over from Greek shipowner, Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, Principal of Common Progress, who has completed his two-year term as President.
As President, Kaptanoğlu will steer BIMCO through the industry’s transition to low sulphur fuel and must set the direction for BIMCO’s approach to short and longer term measures to bring down the world fleet’s greenhouse gas emissions – and as part of that, ensure a level playing field is retained for shipping.
BIMCO is the world's largest international shipping association, with around 1,900 members in more than 120 countries, representing 58% of the world’s tonnage.