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SINGAPORE-based carrier Swire Shipping has joined the World Shipping Council and the company’s CEO, Jeremy Sutton, was elected as a representative to the council’s board.

WSC president and CEO John Butler said: “We are very pleased to welcome Swire Shipping to WSC. Expanding our membership broadens our perspective when representing the liner sector and we look forward to participation from Swire Shipping representatives in our Councils and Working Groups.”

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Mr Sutton, whose election to the board is effective immediately, said: “We are delighted to join the World Shipping Council and to share our knowledge and experience especially in the areas of safety, security and sustainability.

“We also look forward to learning from our peers and by so doing, contribute to building a vibrant, safe and sustainable industry for years to come.”

The World Shipping Council is an association representing the international liner shipping industry.

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