The Society's 188th Annual General meeting wil be held in April, which will be followed, as is poractice, by a buffet lunch for all attending.
The AGM also saw history being made in that, for the first time in it's long history, the Society voted in it's first female Chairperson in the person of Linda Potter of Armac, who replaces Michael Harrison of Active Shipping and who will remain both a member of the Scoiety, and a valued committee member.
The meeting also welcomed a new member this year, V Marine Fuels Ltd.
The full committe now comprises:
Mike Harrison. Active Shipping Ltd
Linda Potter. Armac Shipping.
Nigel Tarrant. Admiral Harding Ltd.
Graham Pearson. Casper Shipping Ltd.
Peter Knight. Denholm-Wilhelmsen Ltd.
Bob Jones. GAC Shipping (UK) Ltd.
Neil Bixby. T & L Sugars Ltd (trading as Kentships)
Harry Corkerry. Inchcape Shipping Services Ltd.
Our next annual luncheon is being held , as is traditional, on or by the River Thames. This year it will be held in the Autumn and as with 2014 the venue will be The Dickens Inn, St. Katherines Dock by the Tower of London. Members take the oportunity of using the lunch to entertain friends and clients. If you are not a member, and would like to attend why not join the Society ?
Call or email us to discuss joining our society.Tel: 07850 674 969
As mentioned in the history of the society the emphasis has altered with a changing membership profile, and will continue to do so in order to maintain an effective role within the maritime, shipping, together with associated companies and organisations, that are collectively involved in commerce connected with the London’s river and it’s estuary.
To all intents and purposes the membership mix embraces all of the major activities associated with the Thames, not least being ship operators of course, but also those who make the ships work, both merchantmen and cruise liners, and who represent the owners, inspect cargoes, transport cargoes, who victual and chandler ships, who tow ships, and very importantly, those who maintain the navigational ability of the river to facilitate the commerce of London’s major highway. In this respect, the Port of London Authority, who are also associate members of the Society, provide a significant input and assistance in maintaining the effectiveness of the Society. So, as the Society moves into it’s third century, it does so filled with optimism that the spirit and purpose .that has carried it so far will continue.