IUMI 2018 Spring Meeting in Hamburg

By Hendrike Kühl, IUMI Policy Director

For the third time IUMI’s Technical Committee (TC) members were invited to travel to Hamburg for the annual Spring Meeting. The event is an opportunity for the TCs to discuss current issues on their busy agendas and to plan their workshops for the annual conference. Beyond that it is an excellent occasion to connect with IUMI members from around the world and to learn what the various TCs and Forums are currently working on.

During the plenary session, Knut Orbeck-Nilsen, CEO, DNV GL and IACS Chairman, discussed recent developments from the classification societies. Ralf Nagel, CEO of the German Association of Shipowners (VDR) shared his thoughts on German shipping and how to foster competitiveness in an ever-changing business environment. The TC and Forum Chairs then provided updates on the projects ongoing in their committees. The Spring Meeting ended with a memorable dinner in Hamburg’s Parliament which is located in the historic Town Hall.