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HAL's Hassing adds presidency of Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners

From left, incoming KVNR co-president Sibrand Hassing, outgoing KVNR president Tineke Netelenbos, Princess Margriet, incoming KVNR co-president Karin Orsel. The sign Margriet holds reads 'Continuing on full power' From left, incoming KVNR co-president Sibrand Hassing, outgoing KVNR president Tineke Netelenbos, Princess Margriet, incoming KVNR co-president Karin Orsel. The sign Margriet holds reads 'Continuing on full power'

Holland America Line's Sibrand Hassing, director of fleet operations, was appointed president of the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR).

Hassing shares the presidency with Karin Orsel, ceo of MF Shipping Group. Both were already KVNR board members.

The appointment took place during KVNR's general assembly, followed a meeting for the orgranization's 25th anniversary, held aboard ss Rotterdam in its namesake city. Princess Margriet was also present as an honorary KVNR member.

Hassing has a long maritime career. At HAL he serves as the front-line representative for the Dutch flag and other governmental and international maritime authorities. His job entails advising senior management on the best course of action with respect to flag state, port state and governmental and international maritime affairs.

'I'm looking forward to contributing to the main objectives of the KVNR for the future: further strengthening international competitiveness and the sustainability of Dutch shipping,' Hassing said.

Posted 14 July 2017

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Anne Kalosh

US editor of Seatrade Cruise Review and Seatrade Cruise News

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