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Industry in mourning for leading PR man

[ August 8, 2013   //   ]

The shipping industry is mourning the death of its leading public relations man, David Cheslin. The owner and founder of Dunelm public relations, he had been in hospital for six months having undergone two liver transplants and died suddenly on the evening of Monday 5 August.

His many clients included Taiwan-based Evergreen and heavylift specialist, Rickmers Linie. He also had a long association with Thomas Miller, firstly through the TT Club and lately with UK P&I and also organised two on the still ongoing topic of container weighing.

In 2004 he set up the Coastlink Network in conjunction with Gavin Roser to promote shortsea and feeder container shipping and which remains a lively forum.

A Memorial Service will be arranged to celebrate David’s life and achievements. Details will be posted on the Dunelm website