The World Shipping Council welcomed Pacific International Lines (PIL) as a new member, to join in its work for a safe, secure and sustainable industry.
ommenting on the new addition, John Butler, President & CEO of the WSC, said:
We are very pleased to welcome PIL to WSC, and we look forward to their contribution in our Councils and Working groups. As a vessel owner and direct employer of over 2,000 seafarers, PIL will bring important perspectives and insights to our work
Representing PIL on the WSC Board is Lars Kastrup, Chief Executive Officer of PIL, and stated that “the long running pandemic, while disruptive, has highlighted the urgency for us to seek viable solutions to combat climate change, and PIL stands ready to step up its support to progress the decarbonisation and other sustainability agendas among our peers.”
Recently, Maersk announced its decision to quit the ICS and move to the World Shipping Council, citing as a reason ICS’s lack of green ambition.
Namely, Maersk decided that the ICS is not ambitious enough in its green goals, and for this reason it moved its focus on the the World Shipping Council.
The news came after Maersk reviewed its membership status with all the trade bodies it is signed up to, which happens once a year, in order to ensure they are in alignment with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
After the latest review, Maersk stated its decision to now support the WSC and dedicate internal resources to it. “Our choice to step down from the ICS Board should also be seen in this context.”