Baltic 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
Source: Baltic Exchange
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