BIMCO announced that it is making changes to its structure to represent the importance of the environment, while in the meantime maintaining the debate on safety matters. The new structure will include shipping’s trends, as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, biofouling management and ballast water management.
Growing regulation combined with societal pressure are leading companies that operate in process industries to benchmark the quality of their management systems against international best practice and performance. Such systems target zero carbon emissions to address global warming, zero accidents, zero waste, and zero use of non-renewable materials.
The Logistics Alliance, an association consisting of private companies, sector organisations and infrastructure managers, as the Port of Rotterdam Authority launched a programme to boost the national and international transport and storage of cargo.
During the 2019 SAFETY4SEA London Forum, Mr. Christopher Saunders, Global Marine Process Manager, RightShip, firstly provided an overview of RightShip’s risk rating to make delegates familiar with the organization’s vetting platform. Then, he moved on to explain how the industry must lead the sustainability charge and operate beyond compliance.
The Danish Maritime authority is responsible on making sure that safety is part of the innovative efforts taking place in the Blue Denmark, as electric ferries are developing in an unprecedented rate. Consequently, DMA is cooperating with the industry and other authorities and classification societies to highlight the use of lithium-ion batteries in the shipping sector, mostly focusing on safety.
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