Wilhelmsen Ship Management joins SSI

Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) has become a member of the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI).

The Singapore-based ship manager has become the fifteenth organisation to join the group. The other members include: ABN Amro, Bunge, Forum for the Future, IMC Industrial Group, Lloyd’s Register, Louis Dreyfus Company, Maersk, Oldendorff Carriers, Priya Blue, RightShip, The China Navigation Company, South32, Standard Chartered Bank, and WWF.

In a statement issued yesterday (19 January), WSM said that will look to participate in working groups on issues relevant to the six vision areas of the SSI’s Roadmap to a sustainable shipping industry: oceans, communities, people, transparency, finance, and energy.

‘We look forward to deepening our sustainability priorities and making a bigger impact through the SSI platform. We hope to work collectively together with other forward leaning members in SSI to impart values in the shipping industry,’ said Carl Schou, CEO and President of Wilhelmsen Ship Management.

SSI Executive Director Andrew Stephens added: ‘On behalf of SSI and its members, I am pleased to welcome Wilhelmsen Ship Management to the family. The sustainability challenges facing the shipping industry, from decarbonisation to seafarers’ rights, transparency and healthy oceans, must be collectively addressed across the value chain. The unique perspective WSM brings as a ship management company will further diversify the SSI membership, helping us ensure representation of the entire shipping value chain in our work.’

Click here to access information on the SSI’s Roadmap.

Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor