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March 2017    
Tim de Bruyne-Ludwig new Managing Director of the VHT e.V.    

Tim de Bruyne-Ludwig

On 1 March 2017, Tim de Bruyne-Ludwig (42) will take over the position of Managing Director of the Association of Hanseatic Marine Underwriters (VHT), Hamburg / Bremen.

Tim de Bruyne-Ludwig studied Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at the Hamburg University of Technology. Thereafter he worked for Germanischer Lloyd as surveyor and later as project engineer with the main focus on claims management. In recent years he was responsible for the "Centralized Damage & Repair Management" as well as the "Emergency Response Service (ERS)" of the DNV GL and acted on a variety of worldwide casualties as representative of the classification society.

January 2017    
New Year's Reception 2017    

New Year‘s Reception 2017

With 340 invited domestic and foreign guests we launched the New Year on January 20th with our traditional New Year's Reception at the Haus Schütting in Bremen.

Following the welcome address of our Chairman, Mr. H.-C. Enge, it was essential to refresh existing contacts and to talk about what moved us in 2016 and which tasks will await us in 2017.

Despite the still difficult situation in the shipping industry we are confident, but not uncritical, to look into the coming year and to expect the upcoming challenges.

We would like to thank all our guests who came in such large numbers, especially those who managed to find their way to Bremen despite the bomb squad working close to the Hamburg-Bremen railway line.