Jeffrey Blum has been involved in shipping and trading since 1972. He is the fourth generation of a shipping family, has been a member of the Baltic Exchange since 1976 and has worked with a Lloyd's underwriter and as a shipbroker, charterer, ship owner, ship operator, gasoil futures broker and commodities trader in London and abroad. Since 1984 he has been lecturing on several subjects of Maritime Studies and Law at universities and colleges in London and throughout the UK.
He is a Visiting Professor at both the IMO’s World Maritime University and the Shanghai Maritime University and is a frequent guest presenter at residential conferences worldwide. He has contributed articles to trade magazines and books for many years and is revising the 12th edition of a major shipping textbook.
Past Chairman and Education Officer of the London Branch, he achieved Fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers by examination in 1979 and has served on the ICS International Controlling Council, Membership Committee, UK & Ireland Zone Committee and the London Branch Committee since 1983.
Jeffrey is also a long-term Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, is a Supporting Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) and has been an arbitrator (both sole and tribunal) since 1994 and an expert witness since 1983. In addition, he has been on the Council of the International Commodity and Shipping Arbitration Service (ICSAS) since its inception in 2005.
- Maritime Lecturer and Maritime Arbitrator
- Maritime and Commodities Commercial Claims Consultant
- Fellow, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
- Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
- Member, The Baltic Exchange
- Supporting Member, London Maritime Arbitrators Association