August 21 - Renan Quieroz of Wilson Sons Ltda, Brazil is the recipient of the Federation of National Ship Brokers and Agents (FONASBA) Young Ship Agent or Broker Award 2015.

The award, introduced this year, is co-sponsored by International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) and the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO). Entries were reviewed and judged by a committee headed by former FONASBA president Gunnar J Heinonen.

Mr Heinonen observed that FONASBA had received a considerable number of entries and that the standard of the entries was consistently high across all the papers. 

Meanwhile, current FONASBA president Glen Gordon Findlay commented on the importance of the award, "as part of a series of initiatives that will ensure that education and training remain one of our core activities."