Gerardo Borromeo News

27 Jun 2016

Day of Seafarer: ICS Highlights Seafarers Role in Migrant Rescues

Gerardo Borromeo Photo ICS

Gerardo Borromeo, Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) took the opportunity today to highlight the courage that is currently being displayed by seafarers, of all nationalities, with respect to the rescue at sea crisis taking place in Europe and in the Mediterranean. Speaking at an event run by the International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) to celebrate the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Day of the Seafarer on 25th June 2016…

02 Jun 2016

SSA President Poulsson Elected ICS Chairman

Esben Poulsson, Chairman, ICS

The President of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) Mr Esben Poulsson has been elected as the new Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). Mr Poulsson was elected at the ICS Annual General Meeting in Tokyo today (2 June). He takes over from Mr Masamichi Morooka, who has stood down after four years in office. Speaking about his new role Mr Poulsson expressed his honour at being elected as the next ICS Chairman. He said: “Rather than viewing this as a personal achievement…

06 Apr 2016

OML Joins InterManager

International trade association for in-house and third party ship managers InterManager has extended its membership from within the Middle Eastern shipping market, welcoming Overseas Marine Logistics (OML) as a full member. United Arab Emirates-based OML provides ship management services and operations to worldwide clients, specializing in offshore project management, commercial and technical management and vessel chartering. InterManager President Gerardo Borromeo said, “I am pleased to report that InterManager is receiving more applications for membership from around the globe. InterManager represents the interests of the ship management sector on the global maritime stage, particularly at meetings of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and other key industry bodies.

16 Jun 2014

ICS Meets in Cyprus

ICS Board in Cyprus

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) – the principal global trade association for shipowners representing over 80% of the world merchant fleet – met in Limassol, Cyprus last week for its Annual General Meeting (AGM). The meeting was hosted by the Cyprus Shipping Chamber in its 25th anniversary year, and commenced with a gala dinner hosted by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, His Excellency Nicos Anastasiades, at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia. Representatives of ICS member national shipowners’ associations…

11 Feb 2014

InterManager Urges Calm over Possible Filipino Officer Ban

 InterManager President Gerardo Borromeo

Ship managers should put in place sensible contingency plans to guard against a worst-case scenario should Filipino officers potentially find themselves banned from working on EU-flagged vessels. This follows concerns raised by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) over the ability of the Philippine Maritime Administration to fully and effectively implement all provisions of the STCW Convention. This call by InterManager is intended to put perspective on anxieties about what…

23 Dec 2013

Intermanager President: New Year Message

InterManager President Gerardo Borromeo

The shipping industry has shown great resilience in battling through the recent economic downturn, according to InterManager President Gerardo Borromeo. But he urged caution following a recent jump in new build tanker orders, stating: “We live in interesting and challenging times”. In his New Year message to InterManager members, Mr. Borromeo said, “As we have seen, even when we think we see the light of day, there remains a specter of uncertainty. “In general though, we have managed through the most difficult parts of the economic crisis dating back to 2008…

11 Jun 2013

Poulsson Appointed ICS Vice Chairman

Esben Poulsson

Singapore Shipping Association Honorary Secretary and International Committee Chairman Esben Poulsson has been elected as a Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). His election took place at the ICS’s recent Annual General Meeting in Oslo. He joins three other Vice Chairmen for 2013-2015: John C Lyras (Greece), Karin Orsel (Netherlands) and Gerardo Borromeo (Philippines). The SSA is an active member of the ICS and Mr. Poulsson has in the past represented the ICS at a number of industry meetings in Asia.

10 Jun 2013

ICS Meets in Oslo

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) held its Annual General Meeting in Oslo from June 5-7 at the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA). National shipowners’ associations from Europe, Asia and the Americas, representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of the world merchant fleet, considered pressing international issues of concern to global shipowners and operators. Matters discussed included the challenges associated with the implementation of new International Maritime Organization (IMO) environmental regulations and industry preparations for the entry into force of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Maritime Labor Convention.

02 Jan 2013

InterManager to Tackle Industry Challenges

InterManager President Gerardo Borromeo

Low freight rates and a challenging market are concerns for ship managers as they begin 2013. A survey of members of InterManager, the international trade association for the ship and crew management industry, has identified the main concerns affecting the industry as it begins the New Year. In addition to fears about how challenging market conditions impact on operating budgets, ship and crew managers are also concerned at the difficulties of finding and retaining quality staff – both at sea and on shore.

15 Oct 2012

New Team at InterManager Takes Over

InterManager appoints Gerardo Borromeo president, joined by four new vice-presidents. InterManager, is an international trade association for in-house and third party ship managers presently has a membership of 91 – both Full and Associate members – involved in the management of almost 5,000 vessels and some 250,000 crew. Mr Borromeo, who was elected unopposed at InterManager's AGM in Copenhagen, succeeds Alastair Evitt, Managing Director of Meridian Marine Management, who has completed his two-year term of office. The AGM also voted in four new Vice Presidents to focus on specific areas of InterManager business. They are: Alex Albertini (Marfin Management) who takes up the role of Treasurer…

12 Oct 2012

InterManager Appoints New Team

Gerardo A. Borromeo

InterManager, the international trade association for in-house and third party ship managers, has today appointed Gerardo Borromeo as its new President with immediate effect. Mr Borromeo, who was elected unopposed [October 11] InterManager AGM in Copenhagen, succeeds Alastair Evitt, Managing Director of Meridian Marine Management, who has completed his two-year term of office. The AGM also voted in four new Vice Presidents to focus on specific areas of InterManager business. They are: Alex Albertini (Marfin Management) who takes up the role of Treasurer…

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