FORMER editor of Lloyd’s List DCN/Lloyd’s List Australia, Jim Wilson, has joined Shipping Australia as a policy and communications executive. 

The larger-than-life Mr Wilson comes to the role following a stint as the national correspondent for international trucking and logistics publication FreightWaves. 

Before his arrival in Australia in 2010, he was employed by Fairplay International Shipping Magazine as its Singapore-based Asia Pacific editor and, prior to that, he was the publication’s Dubai-based Middle East correspondent. 

He started his career as a maritime and logistics reporter with Fairplay about 15 years ago in the UK.

Prior to that he wrote about law and finance for a small publisher. 

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In his new role, Jim Wilson is to provide policy advice and support to the Shipping Australia membership.

He is also to research and report on industry activities, help develop policies, create and implement the communications plan, and write articles for publication in trade and other publications.

“I’m delighted to be joining the highly-regarded Shipping Australia team, which is the leading international commercial maritime policy and advisory membership organization in the country,” Mr Wilson said.

“I’ll be looking forward to getting stuck into policy and communications work and, of course, providing a good service to the Shipping Australia membership.”

Shipping Australia CEO Rod Nairn said Mr Wilson was a strong appointment.

“Jim brings a wealth of experience with the shipping industry from his previous roles as a global and Australian maritime journalist,” Mr Nairn said. “He will be an asset to our advocacy for the international shipping industry in Australia.”

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