June 7 - Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, ceo of Common Progress, has been appointed president of the international shipping association, Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO).

Papagiannopoulos has set three clear themes for his two-year presidential term: promote digitalisation across the industry; reduce the administrative burden for the ship's master; and encourage the successful implementation and effective enforcement of new stronger environmental regulations.

Following Papagiannopolous's election, BIMCO confirmed that Sadan Kaptanoglu, managing director of Kaptanoglu Shipping has been elected as BIMCO's president designate.