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28 June 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 07:46 GMT+2

June 22, 2022

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Emanuele Grimaldi has been appointed president of the International Chamber of Shipping

He succeeds Esben Poulsson who held the position of 2016

Today the Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has appointed Emanuele Grimaldi as president, who is chairman and CEO of Grimaldi Euromed and who, after have been president of the Italian shipowners' association Confitarma and President of the European Shipowners' Association ECSA, he now takes the lead of the shipowners' association international ICS. Grimaldi takes over from Esben Poulsson, who has held the position of president of the ICS since 2016.

"I am honored - said Emanuele Grimaldi - to represent the shipping industry at this crucial time of our history. I hope to build on the foundations laid by the my predecessor Esben Poulsson and to continue to lead a substantial change within the industry and to work at close contact with United Nations bodies. The world - took over Grimaldi - it is changing and shipping must change with he. The crucial transformation of our supply of fuels, our technology and the skills of our employees will define the direction that shipping will take in this decade. I'm excited to say we're facing the challenge with your head held high. Even if we are not immune to the challenges that the world economy has to face, we are resilient. Are confident that the industry will continue to be a force positive on the international scene, facilitating handling of vital supplies for those who need them most."

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