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Uffe V. Ernst-Frederiksen is Head of Cargo Management at A.P. Moller – Maersk.

He first joined Maersk in 2000, was Coordinator, Senior Vessel Operations Manager, Second Officer, First Officer, Chief Officer and also General Manager. In previous roles he had worked for Lauritzen Kosan, LPG tankers, East Asiatic Shipping, Bulk carriers, Passenger ferries, Tramp freighters and the Royal Danish Navy.

“Shipping is in my opinion one of the most dynamic industries there is. Irrespective of job function and whether or not the entry point is at sea or on shore, you can be certain that what you do is not only important for the business but also from a trade globalization point of view.

“Although there are repetitive tasks as in all jobs, you can be certain that there are no two days that are exactly the same. I have in my time in shipping never had a boring day and when thinking back on a day that has passed, always been able to identify at least one conversation or event that has prompted a new insight.”

Uffe V. Ernst-Frederiksen

Besides his Chairmanship of the Dangerous Goods Panel, Uffe is also

  • Special Advisor to the Board, International Cargo Handling Coordination Association (ICHCA)
  • Vice Chairman, The International Vessel Operators Dangerous Goods Association (IVODGA)
  • Chairman, Container Owners Association (COA)
  • Vice Chairman, Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS)

Uffe holds a  Master of Business Administration (MBA), Shipping and Logistics from Copenhagen Business School.

“I am honored and privileged to chair the ICS Dangerous Goods Panel, which provides an important platform for evaluating developments in the world of Dangerous Goods and take appropriate action on matters of great relevance to the maritime supply chain.

“In the ICS Dangerous Goods Panel we have the opportunity to offer an opinionated and reasoned assistance with charting the course on matters that have great impact on safety, loss prevention and environmental aspects and developments.”

Uffe V. Ernst-Frederiksen