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Nikolaus H. Schües elected 46th Bimco President

Bimco A portrait shot of Nikolaus H Schües
Reederei F. Laeisz owner and CEO Nikolaus H. Schües has been elected Bimco president, taking over from Wah Kwong's Sabrina Chao.

Elections were held in Hong Kong at Bimco's May 25 general meeting where Fednav’s Paul Pathy was elected president designate, a role Schües held for two years. Chao has completed her two-year term as president and will remain on the Bimco board for two years as immediate past president.

Schües is the 46th President of Bimco.

“I am honoured to be elected President of an organisation that represents over 60 percent of the world’s tonnage at a time when the task of decarbonising our industry is becoming increasingly urgent,” said Schües.

“One of my key priorities over the next two years is for Bimco to be a strong force within the area of digitalisation and optimisation of shipping. I believe it is crucial that we focus on the solutions that can help us advance today, and not fall into the trap of focusing exclusively on the right fuels of tomorrow.

“Our industry has digital solutions ready to go, which can cut our carbon footprint now. I see tremendous potential in helping the industry implement such solutions and making shipping greener in the process,” Schües said.

Schües joined Reederei F. Laeisz in 1993. He is a member of the Presidential Committee of the German Shipowners Association, Deputy Chairman of the UK P&I Club, Member of the Norwegian Hull Club Committee, and Member of the Board of Directors of the Schutzverein Deutscher Rheder.

“The shipping industry is trusted to move about 90 percent of world trade, and one of Bimco’s most crucial roles is to support the industry, so we can decarbonise without disruption to global trade,” says Schües.