Downing Street welcomes shipping leaders

Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums — By on September 7, 2015 at 6:59 PM

10 Downing StreetBaltic Exchange Chief Executive Jeremy Penn was part of a delegation of Baltic Exchange members and other senior players in the maritime industry attending a meeting with Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin at No 10 Downing Street today (7 September 2015).

The meeting, part of London International Shipping Week, looked at areas in which the UK government could further facilitate the development of the UK maritime sector, ensuring that the UK retains its position as the leading nation for the provision of professional maritime services and a base for national and international shipowners.

Baltic Exchange Chief Executive Jeremy Penn said:

“I am really very pleased at the level of attention that our industry is gaining from the highest levels of government. A government that understands the needs of international business is vital to our continued success. Our delegation included some very senior shipping figures whose businesses support thousands of jobs in the UK and deliver vital overseas earnings to the British economy. We believe that the UK can build on its strengths as the world’s leading nation for maritime business and go from strength to strength.”

The delegation was made up of:

Lord Mountevans, Chairman, Maritime London and Maritime UK

Jeremy Penn, CEO, The Baltic Exchange

Guy Platten, CEO, UK Chamber of Shipping

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World

David Dingle, Chairman, Carnival UK

Epaminondas Embiricos, Chairman, Embiricos Shipbrokers Ltd

Dr Grahaeme Henderson, Vice President of Shipping, Shell International Trading and Shipping

Eyal Ofer, Chairman, Zodiac Maritime Agencies Ltd

Michael Parker, Chairman, CMA CGM (UK) Holdings Ltd

Dan Sten Olsson, Managing Director and Chief Executive, Stena Group

Nicolas Tsakos, President & CEO, Tsakos Group

Clemence Cheng, Hutchison Ports (CEO Felixstowe, MD Central Europe)

Robert Walvis, Chairman, Associated British Ports

Clive Richardson, CEO, V.Group

Roger Janson, Head of Ocean Transport, Cargill

Sabrina Chao, Chairman, Wah Kwong Shipping Holdings

Harald Thorstein, Director, Frontline Management AS

Gianluigi Aponte, Group Founder, Group Executive Chairman, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)

Sergey Frank, President and CEO, Sovcomflot (London) Ltd.

Li Maochung (Richard), Managing Director of China Merchants Investment Development Company Limited

Andi Case, Chief Executive Officer, Clarkson Platou

Harry Theochari, Partner – Head of Transport, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Gregory Darling, CE of Gardline and industry Chair for the Marine Industries Leadership Council

John Murray, CE of the Society for Marine Industries

The Baltic Exchange is the world’s only independent source of maritime market information for the trading and settlement of physical and derivative contracts. Its international community of over 640 members encompasses the majority of world shipping interests and commits to a code of business conduct overseen by the Baltic.

Baltic Exchange members are responsible for a large proportion of all dry cargo and tanker fixtures as well as the sale and purchase of merchant vessels.

Baltic Exchange services

• Independent, high quality dry, wet and gas freight market information
• Self-regulated chartering, sale and purchase and freight derivatives markets
• Central forum for competing freight market interests
• Framework ensuring high standards of business practice and co-operation
• London-based business facilities for members

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