Interview

Decarbonization has become one of the biggest challenges for shipping

During an interview with the SAFETY4SEA team at Nor-Shipping 2019, Kirsi Tikka, Executive Vice President, Global Marine, ABS, shared her views on why decarbonization has become one of the biggest challenges for shipping. In addition, Dr. Tikka gave her insight on what will be the biggest shipping challenges up to 2030 regarding sustainable shipping.

Understanding sustainability in maritime industry: Key priorities

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, CEO at TOTOTHEO MARITIME & President at WISTA International, defines what sustainability means for shipping, referring to its three pillars – economic, social and environmental – and addressing also key steps to take for action.

Sustainability equals to resilient shipping industry

Referring to key priorities for a robust, resilient and sustainable maritime sector, Mr. Gavin Allwright, Secretary General, IWSA, highlights the need for an integrated approach that will ensure up-stream and down-stream impacts are always assessed in a transparent and collaborative way and emissions aren’t shifted, offset or dumped into other sectors.

Digitalisation a key enabler in progressing to a sustainable future

Maritime still needs a better understanding of sustainability benefits and impacts, says Lloyd’s Register Global Sustainability Manager Katharine Palmer who acknowledges transparency and decarbonisation in connection with digitalisation as the defining trends toward 2050.

Fight against corruption a key issue of sustainability

As shipping faces more regulation and there are wider demands for commercial transparency, we can no longer afford to turn the other cheek and accept corruption as a cost of doing business, notes Leon van Duivendijk, Director Shared Resources, Vroon B.V.

ABS: Radical changes to global shipping needed toward decarbonization

r Kirsi Tikka, Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor, ABS shares her insights on how to move forward decarbonisation. Given that decarbonisation equals to radical changes for the industry, top priority is to adopt a more proactive mindset, Dr. Tikka concludes, highlighting that better communication across all stakeholders is vital.  

Shipping decarbonization: Three key elements to move forward

In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA during SMM 2018, Mr. Eirik Nyhus, Director, Environment, International Regulatory Affairs, DNV GL notes that electrification is going to be a key element to move forward the sustainability space. Definitely decarbonization is the number one challenge for the industry, Mr. Nyhus comments, citing three key elements to accelerate pace. He concludes that climate change is the key driver for more action, meaning that policy makers ‘have to actually start today’ and not wait till 2023!

Environmental sustainability the biggest challenge for shipping

In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA, Mr. Nick Brown, Communications Director at Bureau Veritas, invites industry to continue bridging the gender gap and supporting effective leadership by setting clear targets and avoiding micro-managing. Mr. Brown also notes that the recent IMO strategy for emissions reduction is currently the biggest challenge.

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