Dr Bev Mackenzie

PML Trustee Dr Bev Mackenzie supporting best practice in the shipping industry in new role at BIMCO

Having opened a new local office in London, BIMCO - the world’s largest direct-membership organisation for shipowners, charterers, shipbrokers and agents - has appointed PML trustee Dr Bev Mackenzie as its representative at the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Dr Mackenzie, who joins BIMCO formally this week, is bringing her expertise in marine science to support the organisation’s regulatory affairs activities, working closely with BIMCO’s marine environment team on areas of environmental policy and research, and ensuring a more proactive relationship with the London-based IMO secretariat.

“I’m delighted to be taking on the new role with BIMCO, helping the shipping trade body to deliver its goal of promoting and securing global standards and regulations for the maritime sector,” said Dr Mackenzie. “This is a great opportunity to assist the industry as it seeks to further identify and embrace best practice in areas relating to the preservation of the marine environment and the tackling of issues such as marine plastic, carbon emissions and biofouling.”

Around two-thirds of the world’s merchant fleet is a BIMCO member. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, with offices in Athens, Singapore and Shanghai, the organisation has around 1900 member companies across 120 countries – from the largest shipowners in the world to small local port agents and law firms.

For more information visit www.bimco.org 

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