As the shipping industry is striving to improve safety, major representatives from the sector agreed to the industry’s Golden Safety Rules, along with other ideas as well regarding how these measures can be applied. This is part of the ‘Together in Safety’ initiative, which aims to achieve a zero-incident industry, and the agreement took place during the Global Maritime Forum 2019 in Singapore.
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Leaders from around the world gathered for the Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit on 30-31 October in Singapore, to develop concrete solutions to the most important challenges facing the maritime industry, including decarbonization, improvement of efficiency and safety and attracting new generation.
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) launched its “Navigating the way to a renewable future: Solutions to decarbonize shipping” report during Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit in Singapore, highlighting the importance of reducing shipping emissions and following the path towards a carbon-zero industry, in line with IMO’s sustainability targets.
On the occasion of Global Maritime Forum 2019 underway in Singapore, maritime leaders reiterated their common ambition to make the maritime industry safer, agreeing the industry Golden Safety Rules and ideas on how they could be implemented and used, as part of the ‘Together in Safety’ initiative.
Michael Parker Chairman, Global Shipping, Logistics & Offshore Citi, speaking at Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit 2018 added that they expect an 80-90% of all shipping banks to become Signatories to the Poseidon Principles in the following year.
The Global Maritime Forum launched its 2019 “Global Maritime Issues Monitor” report addressing shipping’s current issues, from the diversity in maritime workforce to a zero-emission industry, based on the results of a survey of senior maritime stakeholders from 46 countries.
Under the sidelines of this year’s Global Marine Forum, which took place in Singapore 30-31 October, Heng Swee Keat, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, announced the launch of ‘[email protected]’, country’s maritime single window system that aims to drive decarbonisation and digital transformation.
Young talents from Nigeria, China and Denmark who wrote about digital seafarers, an emissions trading scheme and circular economy, named winners of the Future Maritime Leaders essay competition. Namely, 140 global essay contributions focused on issues on top of the agenda for the next wave of maritime leaders.
Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content, discusses with Johannah Christensen, Managing Director and Head of Projects & Programmes at the Global Maritime Forum how the shipping industry can move towards a carbon-free environment.
While the voting procedure for the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Johannah Christensen, Managing Director, Head of Projects & Programmes, Global Maritime Forum, says that in the next years, strategic focus of the Global Maritime Forum – which has been shortlisted for the Sustainability Award – will be on how to make global seaborne trade safer, cleaner, more inclusive and efficient.
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