The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) re-elected Emanuele Grimaldi as its chairman. He will hold the position for another two years.

Emanuele Grimaldi re-elected as ICS chairman

Source: International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)

ICS said Emanuele Grimaldi, president and managing director of Grimaldi Euromed, will continue to lead the association on key maritime issues, such as decarbonisation, increased protectionism, seafarer safety and digitalisation. During his first term as chairman, he was pivotal in the creation of the Clean Energy Marine Hubs (CEM Hubs) scheme. 

“I am deeply honoured to have been re-elected as chairman of the ICS for another two years. It is a privilege to be part of this important association and the great work and progress being made for our industry,” he said. He cited challenging ongoing geopolitical situations, including in the Middle East, Ukraine and attacks on merchant shipping in the Red and Black Seas. “This is unacceptable and we will continue to shine a light on the heart of our industry – our seafarers.” 

The unanimous decision came during the ICS Annual General Meeting. The board of directors also elected Metin Duzgit, from the Turkish Chamber of Shipping, as a new vice-chairman. and Martin Kröger, ceo of the German Shipowners’ Association, was named chair of the marine committee.