The European Shipping Council on Friday elected Denis Choumert as its new chairman.
Choumert, director of procurement and logistics for Ciments Calcia, succeeds Dick van den Broek, who has been the ESC chairman for the last 10 years.
Choumert, who is well known in the French and Benelux transport and logistics industry, has been a long-standing member of the French Shippers’ Council of which he is also the president.
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He said one of the ESC’s priorities will be to assess the implications on business of the new framework for the EU from the Commission’s Transport Policy, which will be launched shortly by the European Commission.
“There is still a vital role to perform in shaping the detail of the EU’s policy to the benefit of industry in a socially and environmentally sustainable manner,” he said.
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