UK maritime trade promotional body Maritime London is to incorporate The activities of the International Maritime Industries Forum (IMIF) during 2018.
Maritime London CEO Jos Standerwick said that, given the overlap in objectives and members, Maritime London was a natural partner when IMIF began to consider its future last year. “I believe that this merger will benefit greatly the members of both Maritime London and IMIF, providing a wider platform and creating a stronger voice for the members of both organisations, not least in ensuring that the UK and London remain the leading international maritime professional services centre”, he said.
Separately, four new Directors were approved to join the Maritime London Board at the Annual General Meeting on December 18th, 2017: Ian Gaunt; Richard Greiner; Mark Jackson; and Britt Pickering.
Ian Gaunt is President of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) and has been a full-time arbitrator since 2008.
Richard Greiner is a Partner at Moore Stephens and has more than 30 years’ experience in providing assurance and advisory services to the shipping industry.
Mark Jackson is CEO of the Baltic Exchange. He served as Chairman of the Baltic between 2009 and 2012 and previously worked as a broker at Gibsons and latterly was Chief Commercial Officer at AM Nomikos.
Britt Pickering is Legal and Claims Director of at The Shipowners’ Club.
Rodney Lenthall, David Moorhouse and Jeremy Penn have stepped down from the Board.