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NEW BIMCO MEMBERS November 2018 voice of a new member Wisby Tankers is a Swedish-based shipowner and ship manager, and one of BIMCOs newest members. The company was founded in 2000, and is owned by three partners, who have all sailed together. The company owns or manages 14 tankers and has recently taken over its first bulk ships. BIMCO Bulletin spoke to Wisby Tankers Managing Director, Jonas Engstrm. why did you decide to join BIMCO? I think our greatest challenge will be to build the best crew in the industry Weve known about BIMCO since we bought our first tanker 18 years ago, and weve been using BIMCO all that time, but not been a member. Now, weve bought our first bulk ships, and BIMCO has a lot of information on that market. We needed to do something about Jonas Engstrm, Wisby Tankers Managing Director, by one of their ships our key performance indicators (KPIs), so it was when BIMCO relaunched the Shipping KPI that we moved. It is important that we use a common standard, so we can reliably compare our own fleet and be informed by others. what is your greatest challenge now? Everyone in the industry talks about ballast water management and scrubbers, and I recognise those challenges, but I think our greatest challenge will be to build the best crew in the industry. They will have to operate all this new equipment and demonstrate it to the authorities. To do this, they have to rely on us to ensure they have the right skills and knowledge to face this ever-changing environment. Even in this low market there isnt enough crew. In the next boom period, a well-trained crew will be of huge value. How do you see the industry? The tanker market hasnt evolved in the way we thought it would. We see a rising [tanker] market around the corner, but the way ahead looks treacherous; some experts talk about the refinery industry being differently distributed, which will require additional transport. We dont think we can expect something like the market that existed between 2004 and 2008. Instead, we believe there will be a more balanced rise. Despite this, we are engineers and navigators and we will adapt. Our passion is shipping. OwNER edUCational institUtion BROKER assoCiate agent New BIMCO members 1 August - 31 October 2018 BAC Shipping Agency Istanbul Turkey Henry Heald & Co s.a.l. Tripoli Lebanon Marmedsa Maroc Casablanca Morocco North Maritime AS Narvik Norway sCteM Douala Cameroon T.P.G Agent d.o.o Koper Slovenia Tuniship Rades Tunisia Twin Island Shipping Agencies ltd. Couva Trinidad & Tobago yacht International Co llC Dubai United Arab Emirates Dynamarine Glyfada Greece Palau International Ship Registry Piraeus Greece Risk Intelligence A/S Hellerup Denmark Agramericas, Inc. Miami, FL USA Bulklogix Holdings Singapore Pte ltd Singapore Singapore Doric Shipbrokers S.A. Athens Greece fORTUNE International Transport Milano Italy Global logistics and Trading Company ltd Douala Cameroon Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co New York, NY USA Melars Group limited Sliema Malta N.B. Handpower Consulting ltd Nicosia Cyprus Pareto Shipbrokers ltd Guildford United Kingdom Pinnacle Maritime Consultancy Co ltd Taipei China Sokamar Shipping ltd Sfax Tunisia Sokamar Shipping ltd Sfax Tunisia Aker BP ASA Lysaker Norway Amar Shipping AS Avaldsnes Norway Attwood Maritime Services w.l.l. Al Hoora Bahrain Chellsea Pte ltd Singapore Singapore China Merchants Energy Shipping Co., ltd Hong Kong SAR China Da wang limited Hong Kong SAR China Deep Sea Maritime Transportation Co ltd Tripoli Libya DT-Bereederungs GmbH & Co. KG Burg Germany Epic Ship Management Pte. ltd. Singapore Singapore filteam Ship Management Makati City Philippines Graham Shipping ltd Voula Greece Kritikos Shipping lines Maritime Co Piraeus Greece McDermott Middle East Inc. Jebel Ali, Dubai United Arab Emirates oFW ships Courbevoie France OSM Ship Management Pte ltd Singapore Singapore Ovatio Shipping Co SA of Panama Athens Greece Sinbad Navigation Pte ltd Singapore Singapore Sleepdienst B. Iskes & Zn B.v. Ijmuiden Netherlands UNIATlANTICO Shipping GmbH & Co KG Hamburg Germany wisby Shipmanagement AB Lidkoping Sweden Do you want to know more about becoming a member of BIMCO? BIMCOs mission is to be at the forefront of global developments in shipping, providing expert knowledge and practical advice to safeguard and add value to our members businesses. We have over 110 years experience supporting shipping businesses and we are ready to help yours too. We have summarised our different membership categories and information on BIMCO member benefits. Your membership type depends on the nature of your business. BIMCO is ready to help you on which type applies to you and any other query you might have about joining us: agent associate Broker Club Need more information? Erik Jensby, Head of Business Development can help you with any questions about membership options: +45 4436 6831 or Connect with BIMCO Facebook Twitter Linkedin YouTube owner