Appreciations to Mr. Peter van Kluijven

In April 2020, Peter van Kluijven stepped down from the IMLA-International Maritime English Conference (IMEC) Steering Committee. A year earlier, in May 2019, Peter retired from Rotterdam Mainport University in the Netherlands where he had spent many years as a lecturer of Maritime English. Alongside his career, Peter found time to dedicate many, many hours to the cause of Maritime English. A committed and passionate IMEC attendee and contributor, Peter became a member of IMLA in 1997 and a few years later was invited to join the IMEC Steering Committee (SC).  He was a valued member of the IMEC SC for some 20 years, during which time he hardly missed a conference and even organized and hosted IMEC in Rotterdam in 2007. Peter van Kluijven's legacy to the Maritime English community are his numerous publications, much-loved and much-used at international level. These include the International Maritime Language Programme, as well as numerous dictionaries of maritime terminology.

Prof. Dr. Yongxing JIN, Honorary Chair of IMLA, Prof. Clive COLE, Honorary Secretary of IMLA, Prof. Dr. Alison NOVLE, Chair IMLA-IMEC and Catherine Logie, Vice Chair of IMLA-IMEC, have expressed their sincere thanks for his great contribution to IMLA and IMEC.