The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) announces its newest member, Wilhelmsen Ship Management. Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) is a provider of third-party ship management services, providing technical and crew management services for various vessel segments: LNG/LPG, Ro-Ro and PCC/PCTC, Bulk, Container, Cruise and Offshore.
They join 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.
SSI brings together like-minded, leading organizations with shared goals and determination to improve the shipping industry. 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 the sustainable shipping industry.
Wilhelmsen Ship Management is committed to operating responsibly and making a positive contribution to society and the environment. The Singapore-based ship manager has a progressive aim to incorporate the elements of People, Environment, Trade, and Customer into the heart of ship management operations. As a member, Wilhelmsen Ship Management will 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.
SSI Executive Director Andrew Stephens said: “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 decarbonization 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.”