Grange Shipping are pleased to announce that at their recent annual meeting in Venice, the member associations of FONASBA (the Federation of National Associations of Shipbrokers and Agents) elected our J.A.Foord FICS as Chairman of their Liner & Port Agency Committee. John has for many years been The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers representative to FONASBA, and has been serving on their Executive Committee for some time now, attending the meetings and looking after the interests of all UK company members.
FONASBA was founded in 1969 to provide a global voice for the shipbroking & agency sector around the world and to introduce universal professional standards (http://www.fonasba.com/
). The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (http://www.ics.org.uk/
) were founder members and have been prominent in their contribution to FONASBA activities ever since its inception. John said he was very proud to have been elected to this important post and undertook to carry on the excellent work of his predecessors, and further hoped to develop new initiatives to the benefit of our global membership.