Posted on January 21, 2021
Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) has become a member of the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), an alliance of key organisations that is driven to bring change to a more sustainable maritime industry.
Wilhelmsen Ship Management, a Wilhelmsen group company, is one of the world’s largest third-party ship manager with a portfolio of more than 450 vessels and 9 200 active seafarers.
Members, ranging from shipowners and charterers, to environmental NGOs, banks, service providers and classification societies, work together toward the milestones laid out in the Roadmap to a sustainable shipping industry.
.As a member, Wilhelmsen Ship Management plans to participate in working groups on issues relevant to the Roadmap’s six vision areas: 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,” says Carl Schou, CEO and President of Wilhelmsen Ship Management.
“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,” SSI Executive Director Andrew Stephens said.
WSM joins other fourteen members spanning the shipping value chain: 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.