FONASBA marked its 50th anniversary with the launch at the Miami Annual Meeting of a book entitled “FONASBA, the First Fifty”, which reviews the history of the Federation since its foundation in London in 1969, examines its current role and then looks forward to the next 50 years. It includes contributions from all of FONASBA’s current past Presidents, the Chairs of its Committees and the winners of the Young Ship Agent and Ship Broker award.
Copies of the book are being presented to all FONASBA member associations and to all the contributors. An electronic copy of the book can be downloaded from Dropbox using this link. Please note that this is an 86mB file so may take a significant time to download.
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2019 FONASBA Young Ship Agent or Ship Broker of the Year Award is Stefan Gielen of MSC Belgium, based in Antwerp.
Stefan’s paper, entitled “Crusade towards correct Dangerous Goods declarations – A comprehensive overview of the current document flow” was described by the Award Review Committee Chairman, FONASBA Past President and Honorary Member Gunnar J. Heinonen as being “an excellent, intelligent, informative and forward-looking analysis, spotting and analysing the problems of Dangerous Goods declarations. It was well set out, well referenced and provided much food for thought for the challenges of future development”.
A copy of his paper can be found here.
As is customary, Stefan received his prizes, once again very generously sponsored by BIMCO and ITIC, during the Gala Dinner held at the close of FONASBA’s 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting in Miami. Pictured below Stefan Gielen, centre left, receives his prizes from, left to right, Education Vice President Capt. Jakov Karmelić, Award Winner and BIMCO Documentary Committee Chair Francis Sarre.
The presentations and minutes from the plenary and Council meetings held during the 2019 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting in Miami (1st – 3rd October 2019) are being made available in the Documents Download page in the Members’ Area.
Information on the FONASBA/BIMCO General Agency Agreement, covering long term or multi-port agency appointments, can be found here.
Following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation across the European Union on Friday, 25th May, FONASBA has developed and issued policies codifying how it complies with the Regulation provisions. Copies of these policies can be downloaded here.