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A warm welcome for The Bahamas in Korea

The BMA was pleased to appoint Ben Line as its Korean agent at the end of 2021 but it is only now that our Managing Director and CEO, Capt Hutchinson, along with Regional Director Jahangir Hussain, has managed to meet D S Kim and the rest of the Ben Line team in person.

Meetings with clients and other maritime stakeholders culminated in a seminar and reception where The BMA team, which also included Stephen Keenan (Head of the Inspections & Surveys Department), Juanita Butler (Registrar in Asia) and YuKi Leung of our Hong Kong Officer, was able to provide an overview of its services and areas of future collaboration. 

The seminar/reception was attended by over 160 people representing the broad and diverse spectrum of the Korean shipping industry including shipowners, ship managers, charterers, shipbuilders and marine financers.  The Bahamas’ representation at the event was complemented by the participation of representatives from our Recognised Organisations and Nautical Inspectors.

The week-long activities were aligned with The BMA’s long-term strategy of global representation through building The Bahamas’ presence in key ship-owning markets.