Two Major Firms Join Sustainable Shipping Alliance

Press Release
Sunday, January 06, 2013

Major paint & coatings company AkzoNobe & Taiwan's U-Ming Marine Transport Corp's 44 ships join the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI).

The SSI is facilitated by global sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future in conjunction with NGO World Wildlife Fund. The cross-industry group represents ship owners and charterers, shipbuilders, engineers and service providers, banking, insurance, and classification societies. The newest members, AkzoNobel and U-Ming, join more than 18 global companies already involved, including key industry players such as Maersk Line, Lloyd’s Register, Cargill, DNV, Unilever and Wärtsilä. It is the first time the shipping industry has joined forces on such a cooperative global scale to tackle big sustainability issues.

The ultimate goal is to show that collaborative action is possible, and to mobilise support across the industry, demonstrating that shipping can contribute to – and thrive in –  a sustainable future.

Andre Veneman, AkzoNobel corporate sustainability director said: “AkzoNobel works together with stakeholders to develop improved products and business concepts. Our membership of the Sustainable Shipping Initiative supports our vision of working in partnership with other supply chain experts to apply sustainability thinking through the full value chain. Together we can make a real difference to our industry for the future.”

C. K. Ong, President of U-Ming said: “Forum for the Future has been a pioneering supporter of the shipping industry in setting up the Sustainable Shipping Initiative. As one of the world’s major shipping lines we felt it was critical to take part in sharing ideas and knowledge for the future and to encourage widespread adoption of new thinking to solve mutual problems.”

Overseen by Forum for the Future, four initial SSI workstreams run by member companies are currently underway looking at tackling issues including energy technologies, financing sustainable ship building, reviewing ship materials and sustainability ratings and standards. The workstreams will run over the next twelve months and the results will be announced at an international press conference in September 2013.


 


People & Company News

MobileOps Pursuing Maritime Business

Redmond, Wash. based MobileOps, Inc., a software company specializing in the design and development of maritime software applications (dispatch, safety, compliance,

Half a Century at Sea

Siegfried Schmerer already dreamed of becoming a captain as a young boy. Later, as a sailor on a coaster, he suffered from seasickness. Though he thought about giving up,

MN100: Shock Mitigation

The Company: The company provides marine organizations, boat builders and equipment manufacturers with relevant subject matter expertise plus an independent overview

Contracts

Austal Dives into Loss

Australia’s largest shipbuilder Austal posted a full year loss of $84.28 million because a program to build war ships for the US Navy took longer than expected.

Russian Shipbuilder Signs $1 bln Oil Rigs Contract with Iran

Russian shipbuilder Krasnye Barrikady and Iran's Tasdid Offshore Development Company (TODC)  have signed a deal worth $1 billion to build five offshore drilling

BP, ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips 'Quit' Alaska LNG Project

BP, Conoco Phillips, and Exxon Mobil said that the 65-billion dollar megaproject would be too unprofitable for them to move into the next phase of development.

Environmental

GoM Operators Evacuating Ahead of Storm

Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are evacuating platforms and rigs in the path of Tropical Depression No. 9.   The Bureau of Safety and Environmental

NParks, Keppel in S$2.08 mln Partnership for Restoring Singapore Forest Wetlands

The National Parks Board (NParks) and Keppel Corporation today unveiled plans for a partnership to restore the freshwater forest wetland ecosystem historically

C-Job Designs Flettner Freighter for Switijnk

The Dutch shipping company family Switijnk has contracted C-Job Naval Architects to develop a Rotor Sail-equipped design to meet their specific loading and sailing profile.

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1106 sec (9 req/sec)