Bimco elects Nikolaus H. Schües as president
At its general meeting in Hong Kong on Thursday, 25 May 2023, Bimco, the world’s largest shipping association, elected Nikolaus H. Schües, CEO and owner of Reederei F. Laeisz as its new president. Schües takes over as the 46th president of Bimco and the first German national to hold this office since 2011.
Schües takes over from Sabrina Chao of Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings Limited, who has completed her two-year term.
“I am honoured to be elected president of an organisation that represents over 60% of the world’s tonnage at a time when the task of decarbonising our industry is becoming increasingly urgent,” Schües said.
Schües joined Reederei F. Laeisz, which will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2024, in 1993. He is, among others, a member of the presidential committee of the German shipowners association and deputy chairman of the UK P & I Club. (cj)