Managing cost, digitalization and environmental regulations are some of the key challenges shipping will have to encounter in the next 5-10 years, industry experts said on the sidelines of the latest SAFETY4SEA Athens Forum, which took place in Eugenides Foundation on 2 October.
SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) has received the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Sustainability Award at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on October the 1st at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the SAFETY4SEA Conference.
While the voting procedure for the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Andrew Stephens, Executive Director and Nicole Rencoret, Head of Communications and Development of the Sustainable Shipping Initiative insist on a collaborative approach for the shipping industry to face upcoming challenges.
While the voting procedure for the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, David Bolduc, Executive Director, Green Marine provides details of Green Marine’s criteria and performance indicators under its environmental certification program for which the company has been shortlisted for the Sustainability Award.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SAFETY4SEA, in collaboration with SHIPPINGInsight, is pleased to announce that Wärtsilä has received the 2019 Hellenic American Maritime Investment in Shipping Award, sponsored by SHIPPINGInsight, at a gala dinner and award ceremony which successfully concluded on May 29th at Megaron Athens.
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.
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