In the process of expanding its global reach and to better provide services to members in the Americas, Copenhagen-based shipowner organisation BIMCO has established a new office in Houston, US.
Thomas Damsgaard (pictured) has been recruited to head the new office, while BIMCO expects a hire another staff member. Local representation in the US, covering the Americas, complements BIMCO’s offices in Athens, Shanghai, Singapore, London, and the headquarters in Denmark. In addition, work to open an office in Brussels to be closer to EU decision-making is underway.
Michael Lund, Deputy Secretary General, BIMCO, said: “The new office in Houston will focus on delivering services to customers and recruiting new members, scaling up BIMCO training activities in the United States, and providing an additional support centre for SmartCon users. The location in Houston will also make it possible for BIMCO to offer round-the-clock services while advocacy work in Washington DC will continue to be run from the BIMCO headquarters,”
Damsgaard has experience working in shipowning companies, agency business, and is engaged in training activities.