Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Bulk Tanker Shipping Lines Join World Council to Guard the Seas

Ocean Preservation Group Adds More Maritime Members
Shipping News Feature
WORLDWIDE – Concordia Maritime has joined the World Ocean Council (WOC), a global organisation consisting of shipping-related industries and stakeholders, which together aim to take responsibility for the oceans. The organisation's practical work is based on the exchange of information between the participating stakeholders for better mutual understanding. WOC's goal is to influence political discussions and decision-making relating to the marine environment.

Concordia Maritime and Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool have signed on as members together with Stena Bulk, which had joined the organisation earlier. All the companies say they have long worked to promote more environmentally friendly and sustainable shipping and that their fleets are among the safest and most modern in the world. In a market that encompasses the transportation of crude oil, refined petroleum products and chemicals, an unfailing commitment to safety and environmental consideration is a must. Kim Ullman, President of Concordia Maritime, said:

"Concordia Maritime very much looks forward to what its membership of the World Ocean Council will lead to. This international platform allows us and other responsible members of the maritime trade to partner with like-minded companies from other sectors. Sustainable business and oceans go hand in hand and require a global strategy."

The World Ocean Council encourages the business community to assume collective responsibility for the oceans, and does not believe that a single company or industry can alone solve problems related to the Arctic, marine debris and ocean noise from vessels. Accordingly, the organisation has engaged a vast array of sectors including shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, tourism, renewable energy (wind, wave, tidal), ports, classification societies, cable companies, legal and financial services, as well as representatives from insurance companies.