Sea Cargo Charter announces new members of Steering Committee

At the first annual meeting of the Sea Cargo Charter Association on 11 March 2021, 13 members were elected to the Steering Committee to coordinate the Association on behalf of its members.


22 March 2021 – The Sea Cargo Charter provides a global framework for aligning chartering activities with responsible environmental behavior to promote international shipping’s decarbonizationDuring its first annual meeting on 11 March 2021, 13 members were appointed to the Steering Committee, which is tasked with supporting the Sea Cargo Charter Association in decision-making processes and future reviews for improvement. 

Jan Dieleman was elected as Chair of the Steering Committee. Rasmus Bach Nielsen was elected as Vice Chair of the Steering Committee. Claire Wright was elected Treasurer of the Steering Committee. 

Jan Dieleman and Rasmus Bach Nielsen previously acted as interim Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, and played an important role in the establishment of the Sea Cargo Charter. Their appointment to their official roles will help ensure continuity in the Sea Cargo Charter Association’s activities. 

Alessio La RosaEngebret DahmEva Birgitte BisgaardHans Christian JensenHeidi AakreJürgen WillemsenMaria DamkærPeter LyeSeb Landerretche, and Sebastien Roche were elected as new members of the Steering Committee. 

I welcome all my newly appointed colleagues to the Steering Committee and look forward to working with them to ensure that the Sea Cargo Charter remains true to its mission of promoting responsible environmental stewardship in chartering activities and throughout the maritime value chain,” says Jan Dieleman, President, Cargill Ocean Transportation and Chair of the Sea Cargo Charter Association. 

Hereafter, the Steering Committee consists of:
Jan Dieleman (Chair), Rasmus Bach Nielsen (Vice Chair), Claire Wright (Treasurer), Alessio La RosaEngebret DahmEva Birgitte BisgaardHans Christian JensenHeidi AakreJürgen WillemsenMaria DamkærPeter LyeSeb LanderretcheSebastien Roche. 

More information about the members of the Steering Committee is available here. 

For further information, contact Head of Communications, Torben Vemmelund at or +45 2224 1446. 

About the Sea Cargo Charter 

The Sea Cargo Charter is a global framework for assessing and disclosing the climate alignment of chartering activities. It establishes a common, global baseline to quantitatively assess and disclose whether chartering activities are in line with climate goals set by UN maritime agency, the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The IMO’s initial GHG strategy prescribes that international shipping must reduce its total annual greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% of 2008 levels by 2050, whilst pursuing efforts towards phasing them out as soon as possible in this century.