October 18 - Shipbroker Marygrace Collins of US based Bulkore Chartering was elected as the new president of The Federation of National Associations of Shipbrokers and Agents (FONASBA) at the organisation's 43rd Annual Meeting in Venice on October 12, 201

"I'm delighted and honoured to have been elected as president of an organisation which provides a united voice for the world's shipbrokers and agents. We will continue to work hard to promote fair and equitable practices and ensure that the needs of our members are understood at both a governmental level and across the maritime industry," commented Collins.

Based at London's Baltic Exchange, FONASBA is made up of 39 national associations of shipbrokers and agents with a further 11 countries represented by associate or candidate members.