The Baltic & International Maritime Council’s (BIMCO) Executive Committee has appointed Mr. Torben C. Skaanild as the successor to the present Secretary General, Mr. Carsten Melchiors. Together with the Deputy Secretary General, Mr. S’ren Larsen, Mr. Skaanild will form the management team of the world’s largest shipping association.

Mr. Melchiors has been relieved from his duties with immediate effect and Mr. Skaanild has accordingly taken up his new position with BIMCO.

Mr. Skaanild was Secretary General of BIMCO from 1984 to 1991 and brings back to the organization more than 25 years’ experience having worked for recognized shipping companies such as The East Asiatic Co., Ltd., Denmark and World-Wide Shipping, Hong Kong. He currently holds a position of Chairman of the Board of Dynatest International A/S and group companies.

BIMCO, established in Denmark in 1905, is the world’s largest international shipping association, with approximately 2,400 members in 123 countries. The owner-members of BIMCO control a fleet of about 525 million dwt thereby representing 65% of the world’s merchant fleet. BIMCO is accredited as an official observer at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Among its many activities, BIMCO provides practical information and assistance to the maritime community.