The Sea Cargo Charter Association is the governing body of the Sea Cargo Charter whose object is the management, administration and development of the Sea Cargo Charter. Signatories to the Sea Cargo Charter automatically become members of the Sea Cargo Charter Association.

The Sea Cargo Charter Association is governed by a set of Governance Rules which provide guidance to existing and prospective signatories on the processes for the management, administration and development of the Sea Cargo Charter.

The Steering Committee coordinates the Association and Sea Cargo Charter on behalf of its members. The 14 members of the Steering Committee (as of May 2023) are:

  • ADM — Hans Christian Jensen, Director Global Ocean Freight, and Patrick Heise, Senior Operations Manager
  • Anglo American — Peter Lye, Director and Head of Shipping, and Raghav Gulati, Safety, Sustainability and Technical Operations Manager
  • BungeMarcio Valentim Moura, Global Logistics Director
  • Cargill Ocean Transportation — Eman Abdalla, Global Operations and Supply Chain Director (Vice Chair)
  • ChevronMatt Turns, General Manager for Strategy & Business Performance
  • Copenhagen Commercial Platform – Christian Bonfils, Chief Executive Officer & Founder
  • Dow — Jürgen Willemsen, Bulk Marine & Terminals Mode Leader
  • Equinor — Heidi Aakre, Vice President Shipping
  • Louis Dreyfus Company — Seb Landerretche, Global Head of Freight, and Martin Viquesnel, Technical Supervisor
  • Norden — Henrik Røjel, Head of Fuel Efficiency and Decarbonisation
  • Shell — Justine Clark, Shipping Consultancy Manager (Treasurer)
  • Torvald Klaveness — Engebret Dahm, Chief Executive Officer, Klaveness Combination Carriers, and Martin Wattum, Senior Manager, Head of Project & Business Transformation
  • TotalEnergies — Sebastien Roche, Head of Shipping Technical Department
  • Trafigura Maritime Logistics — Rasmus Bach Nielsen, Global Head Fuel Decarbonisation (Chair)
  • Viterra CharteringJeff Wakker, Chief Operating Officer

The Governance Rules detail the scope of the roles of the Steering Committee and Chair and how representatives are nominated and appointed.

The Secretariat maintains the day-to-day functions of the Association and is the first point of contact for existing and prospective signatories. The Secretariat is provided by the Global Maritime Forum through a service agreement.

The technical expertise needed for the Principles to remain updated and accurate is provided by Smart Freight Centre and UMAS and may include other organisations in the future as and when needed.