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CCS Sun Licheng takes over IACS chair

CCS Sun Licheng takes over IACS chair
Sun Licheng, chairman and president of China Classification Society (CCS), has taken over as chairman of International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) on 29 June 2016.

The IACS chairman role was previously held by Christopher J Wiernicki, who is president and ceo of ABS.

Identifying the key objectives for his time in office, Sun commented: “Meeting our commitment to the IMO on goal-based standards, driving forward the work on cyber safety and facilitating the use of innovative survey techniques will contribute to IACS continuing to be an essential provider of services in the safe and efficient functioning of the global maritime industry.”

Wiernicki thanked fellow members for their support during his time in office. “Like me, Sun will enjoy the outstanding support of the IACS Permanent Secretariat who work tirelessly to deliver the IACS’ members objectives of delivering safer ships on cleaner oceans.”