In our special column this time, we have the pleasure to host an interview with Mrs. Christine Valentin, Board Member & Chief Operating Officer, World Ocean Council (WOC) who explains us the vision of WOC toward ocean sustainability as well as her career path, inspiring us to believe in ourselves and support every professional choices we make.
When it comes to ship recycling, transparency is the top priority, SSI argues; in this regard, it is important shipowners to share information on their ship recycling policies and practices, allowing their data to tell their story. Responsible ship recycling is an important part of being a responsible industry, SSI concludes.
IWSA has been nominated in the ‘Initiative’ category for its pioneering projects which can deliver 5-20% and with potential up to 30% savings, picking up speed on the road to decarbonization. As explained, key industry stakeholders are planning to test and install wind propulsion systems.
At the Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit last October, the Sustainable Shipping Initiative sat down with industry leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities in shipping, explains Mr. Andrew Stephens, Executive Director, SSI and Nicole Rencoret, Head of Communications and Development, SSI.
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.
Mr. Chryson Sariyannidis, CEO, CS & Associates SA, explains why industry should think of elimination of liquid fuels and their replacement by Natural Gas.
Mr. Raúl Cascajo, Head of Environmental Policies, Valenciaport, refers to the many green initiatives that Valenciaport has taken and for which it has been shortlisted in the ‘Port’ category alongside other distinguished nominees.
Mr. Salvatore d’Amico, Fleet Director of d’Amico Group, notes that there is still a large gap in the required standards on board dry cargo ships compared to oil tankers. Therefore, operators need to go beyond compliance with industry’s standards regardless the type of vessel and at the same the shipping industry itself needs to raise the bar.
While speaking at the last SAFETY4SEA Conference in Athens, Mrs. Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder/Executive Director of NAMEPA, emphasized sustainability as an opportunity of success and change for the shipping industry. Never before the recorded history has so much change and disruption occurring at such an accelerated pace, she argued, providing several examples of how many changes the industry has seen over the recent years, and how the industry can benefit.
Mr. Henning Gramann, CEO at GSR Services GmbH, talks about latest developments concerning ship breaking, highlighting that proper planning and assistance by experts is required for the preparation of an Inventory of Hazardous Material (IHM), as required by HKC and EU-SRR.
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