Frew,the current chief executive of the UK Chamber of Shipping, takes over the postfrom Torben Skaanild who is to retire.

BIMCO said the appointment was “unanimouslyapproved” by its executive committee at a meeting in Shanghai last week.

“Angushas had a distinguished career in business and the shipping industry, inseveral parts of the world and brings so many special qualities to BIMCO,” saidSkaanild.

Frewhas been chief executive of the UK Chamber of Shipping since 2009 and prior tothat was head of container lessor GE SeaCo SRL.

Othernon-executive appointments have included a directorship of the ContainerOwners’ Association and Chairman of the Institute of International ContainerLessors.

“Iwas brought in to reinvigorate the UK Chamber of Shipping and this has beensuccessfully completed,” said Frew.

“Ilook forward to further building upon the excellent achievements that Torbenand the BIMCO team have delivered over the last five years.”

Itis expected that Frew, who will be relocating to Denmark, will take up hisappointment at the world’s largest international maritime association on 1October 2013.

Skaanildwill continue in a support role to the new secretary general and the incoming presidentof BIMCO for a period of six months thereafter.

Theshipowner’s body has also promoted Michael Lund, BIMCO’s chief shipping policyand economics officer, to deputy secretary general.

BIMCOsaid the appointment “reflects the importance of this particular area” to the organizationand to the shipping industry in general.

Skaanildsaid that the promotion of Lund reflected his “tremendous efforts on behalf ofthe organisation, notably in relation to the political processes in Brusselsand Washington”.