17 May '11, 7am

Global #shipping leaders call for action to create #sustainable industry & analyse key challenges #ssi

Forum for the Future’s Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) brings together some of the biggest names in the maritime sector to plan how it can contribute to – and thrive in – a sustainable future. The SSI is a four-stage initiative designed to help the industry make long-term plans for future success. Its members are leading companies from around the world and NGOs Forum for the Future and WWF. The cross-industry group represents ship owners and charterers, shipbuilders, engineers and service providers, banking, insurance, and classification. Find out more here . In the first stage members launched a Case for Action in May 2011. It analyses the social, environmental and economic challenges shipping faces and how best to react to them, and it calls on the industry to take far-reaching action. “Our goal is to transform the global shipping industry and the wider maritime se...

Full article: http://www.forumforthefuture.org/projects/sustainable-shi...

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