InterManager has gained support from industry stakeholders such as DNV, Lloyd’s Register, and Steamship Mutual for its General Principles of Conduct and Action.
ccording to InterManager, the General Principles of Conduct and Action do not intend to replace Members’ consistency to their culture and values. It rather aim to facilitate a “mental and cultural” alignment among them through the sharing of common values and aspirations so that they stand out in reputation and integrity in ship management and help them achieve progress towards the highest standard of ship/crew management.
To succeed in our objective – raising the standard of shipmanagement – we need not only buy-in from our members but also the buy-in and support of the shipping sector at large. This support, from recognised industry leaders, is therefore crucial.
… said Mark O’Neil, InterManager President
InterManager acknowledges the dynamic nature of the Shipping industry and emphasizes the importance of adaptability for success. The organization expects its members to be forward-thinking, actively embracing change and fostering innovation. Furthermore, unity is highlighted as a driving force, with a strong emphasis on a culture that values continuous improvement and the sharing of knowledge and best practices among members.
What are the General Principles of Conduct and Action?
InterManager’s General Principles of Conduct and Action set the collective principles that all Members should follow and is regarded as vital to their success towards reaching the highest standards of ship operations. The initiative aims to elevate standards in the shipmanagement sector. The General Principles cover essential domains like:
Ensuring commitment to safety, environmental protection and sustainable operations by everyone (members, associates and third-parties) related to the Association.
Continuously improve professional and ethical standards internally for members and externally for partners.
Mobilizing members so they are not simply “passengers” but active ambassadors of progress on all levels.
Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, DNV CEO, Maritime, praised the alignment of these principles with DNV’s commitment to safeguarding life, property, and the environment.
Nick Brown, Chief Executive of Lloyd’s Register, highlighted the importance of raising standards amid the ongoing industry transformations driven by decarbonization and digitalization. Meanwhile, Jonathan Andrews, CEO of Steamship Mutual, emphasized the shared interest in improving standards and enhancing safety at sea.
At InterManager we believe fervently in raising the standard of ship management and operation in-house and out-house. Transparent, sustainable, safe, optimised, shipmanagement operated by motivated, well-trained, fairly-compensated, healthy and happy crew; is that an unreasonable expectation? We do not think so.
… concluded O’Neil