BIMCO opens new office in Singapore
BIMCO today, June 20 opened a new office in the heart of Singapore. The new office was opened in order to increase services to its members in the Southeast Asia region and boost collaborations with regional maritime associations, the association said in its media release.
BIMCO’s new Singapore contact will be General Manager, Maite Bolivar Klarup, who brings 16 years of commercial maritime experience to the role. The BIMCO office in central Singapore will also be shared with staff from the Baltic Exchange and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, forming a small ‘hub’ of maritime organisations in the area.
Angus Frew, BIMCO’s Secretary General, said:
“Our new office in Singapore is great news as we will be better able to provide direct advice and support to our members in the region. Maite Bolivar Klarup joins BIMCO with a wealth of shipping experience and I’m sure she will soon become a key contact for members.”
“With offices in both Shanghai and Singapore we look forward to improving our services to members and to working in closer collaboration with the other maritime associations in the region.”
About Maite Bolivar Klarup
Formerly Head of PR and Communication for Thome Ship Management in Singapore, Maite Bolivar-Klarup brings with her 16 years of commercial maritime experience with a focus on business development, communication, marketing, and logistics.
She has an MBA in Shipping and Logistics and has besides working in Singapore been working for shipping companies in the US and Denmark.
BIMCO is the world’s largest international shipping association, with 2,200 members in around 130 countries.