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New chair promotes professionalism in shipping

The manager of a Middlesbrough-based ships agency is pushing for a focus on professionalism within the industry in his new appointment as regional chair of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

Richard Booth, General Manager at Cockfield Knight, part of the AV Dawson group and based on its Teesside freight logistics terminal, is promoting an increased emphasis on formalising the experience and skills of people working in the sector as he takes over the reins in his new role.

Mr Booth, who has had over 40 years’ experience in the shipping industry, including working for major brands such as Maersk, commented in his inaugural speech at the Institute’s annual dinner:

“It is very important that the industry promotes its professional standards to increase quality and credibility with its customers and the wider market. The main function of the Institute is to do exactly that in all aspects of the shipping industry.”

At the dinner, Mr Booth presented the Rose Bowl trophy to Institute member Victoria Parkin for graduating with a Distinction in Shipping Business.

Mr Booth continued: “As Chair, I’m keen to encourage more people in the industry to complete formal qualifications and then maintain ongoing membership of the Institute, as this helps to reinforce a message of professionalism.”

Mr Booth will now undertake a two year tenure of the North East branch of the Institute.

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Richard Booth, Chair of The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers presents the Rose Bowl trophy to Institute member Victoria Parkin for graduating with a Distinction in Shipping Business.

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