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NEW HORIZON ISSUE 53

Issue 53 of the FONASBA newsletter was released in June 2021 and provided an end of year update on the actions and initiatives since the much more detailed May 2021 issue.

It therefore covered the following topics:

  • Rescheduling of the Antwerp Annual Meeting
  • The appointment of a Brussels representative for ECASBA
  • The start of a project by the Ship Agent Committee on protocols for ship agents attending vessels during infectious disease outbreaks
  • Expansion of the Quality Standard to more than 600 companies
  • The launch of the Young Agent and Broker Award 2021
  • FONASBA signing the Gulf of Guinea Declaration against piracy in the region

NEW HORIZON ISSUE 52

Published to coincide with the end of the 2020/21 financial year, this issue reflcted on the following topics:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on the maritime sector, and in particular on ship agents and ship brokers
  • The succesful webinar programme held instead of a physical Annual Meeting
  • Membership news
  • An update on FONASBA’s education and training programme
  • Approval of the revised UNCTAD MInimum  Standards for Ship Agents
  • The launch of the “Inspiring our Future” Committee
  • An update on developments within ECASBA, including the appointment of a Brussels representative and the launch of the ECASBA Declaration on e-Maritime, Single Windows and Digitalisation
  • A reminder of the 2021 Day of the Seafarer and the 2021 IMO World Maritime Day Theme

NEW HORIZON ISSUE 51

The New Year 2021 issue, which can be downloaded here, looked back at the preceding six months, including:

  • The 2020 Virtual Council Meeting
  • The creation of the Inspiring our Future (Digitalisation and Automation) Committee
  • The FONASBA Committee webinar programme
  • Further progress on the UNCTAD Minimum Standards review
  • COVID-19
  • A membership update
  • The status of the Quality Standard

NEW HORIZON ISSUE 50

Issued at the end of FONASBA’s 2019/20 financial year, this issue provides a short summary of the major events and actions undertaken in the preceding twelve months.  A copy can be downloaded here.

The contents include reports on:

  • The 50th anniversary Annual Meeting in Miami in October 2019
  • The appointment to the Executive Committee of Dr. Dureid Mahasneh as Regional Vice President for the Middle East and South Asia
  • Welcoming eleven new members
  • The launch of the WCO and ICC education programmes
  • Expanding the Quality Standard to more than 40 countries
  • An update on the UNCTAD Minimum Standards project
  • Success in making changes to the EU Veterinary Checks regime
  • A summary of actions taken in conjunction with international association to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on maritime transport

NEW HORIZON ISSUE 49

Not surprisingly, this issue of the Newsletter concentrates on the impact of COVID-19 on the maritime sector and the actions being undertaken by FONASBA and the international shipping community to mitigate its effects by ensuring the continued movement of goods and services worldwide and to allow the free passaage of seafarers. A copy can be downloaded here.

The contents include reports on:

  • The Meeting of the Executive Committee in Brussels in February
  • Recent Membership News, including the election of 11 new members
  • The launch of two new education initiatives with the World Customs Organisation and the International Chambers of Commerce
  • An update on the status of the FONASBA Quality Standard
  • Progress on the Review of the UNCTAD Minimum Standards for Ship Agents
  • Summary of recent developments in EU Maritime Policy
  • A report on ECASBA’s 2020 European Seminar
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