June 11 - Esben Poulsson has been elected vice chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
Poulsson is currently the Singapore Shipping Association's (SSA) honorary secretary and international committee chairman. He joins three other ICS vice chairmen for 2013-2015: John C Lyras, Karin Orsel and Gerardo Borromeo.
The SSA is an active member of the ICS and Poulsson has in the past represented the ICS at industry meetings in Asia. Regarding his appointment Poulsson said: "The SSA is committed to making a meaningful contribution to the working of the ICS and I hope that through my appointment, I can add value to this effort.
"Singapore has become a major international maritime centre and so it is not only important for its voice to be heard internationally but for Singapore to help influence the growth and development of world shipping."