International maritime and transport journalist Jim Wilson has joined Shipping Australia as a policy and communications executive.
Jim is already known to the Australian freight industry from his days as the editor of Lloyd’s List DCN / Lloyd’s List Australia and also as the national correspondent for international trucking and logistics publication FreightWaves.
Before his arrival in Australia he was engaged by Fairplay International Shipping Magazine as its Singapore-based Asia Pacific Editor and, prior to that, he was the publication’s Dubai-based Middle East Correspondent.
He started his career as a maritime and logistics reporter with Fairplay approximately 15 years ago near London in the UK. Prior to that he wrote about law and finance for a small local publisher.
In his new role with Shipping Australia, Jim will provide policy advice and support to the Shipping Australia membership. He will research and report on industry activities, help develop shipping-related policies, create and implement the communications plan, and write articles for publication in trade and other publications.
“I’m delighted to be joining the highly-regarded Shipping Australia team, which is the leading international commercial maritime policy and advisory membership organization in the country. I’ll be looking forward to getting stuck into policy and communications work and, of course, providing a good service to the Shipping Australia membership,” Jim said. Commenting on the appointment, Shipping Australia CEO Rod Nairn said: “Jim brings a wealth of experience with the shipping industry from his previous roles as a global and Australian maritime journalist. He will be an asset to our advocacy for the international shipping industry in Australia”.
For additional information contact Rod Nairn, chief executive officer on 0449 902 457.
Shipping Australia is a peak national shipping association comprising 27 member shipping lines and shipping agents that would be involved with over 70 per cent of Australia’s container and car trade, over 60 per cent of our break bulk and bulk trades, and significant cruise ship and tug operations.