Christensen has a long experience in business development in the maritime industry in a near 25-year career. In his new role with the Isle of Man Ship Registry, he will build on the flag state’s existing presence in Northern Europe.
“We are delighted to have Alexander in this new role with his broad experience of maritime in the region. We see Northern Europe as one of our prime markets where we are already strong but believe with our outlook and approach there is considerable opportunity for growth. We want greater awareness and appreciation of how we as a flag state are evolving in line with the rapid change in the industry,” said Toby Brooks, Deputy Director of IOMSR.
“The Isle of Man’s technical team are prepared to embrace new ideas to drive decarbonisation, as they did for Oslo-listed shipping company BW LPG enabling its ships to be retrofitted to run on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). This work set a precedent in the industry enabling the IOMSR to issue the first flag acceptance of a modification to use LPG as fuel for previous code gas tankers,” said Christensen.
In April 2022 IOMSR became the world’s first flag state to reduce registration fees for ships deploying green technology and further became the first flag state to join the ‘Getting to Zero Coalition’ in 2020. It is a partnership between the Global Maritime Forum, the Friends of Ocean Action and the World Economic Forum.
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