SHIPPING management services provider Wilhelmsen Ship Management has joined the Sustainable Shipping Initiative.

It joins 14 other members that span the shipping value chain, ranging from shipowners and charterers to nongovernmental organisations, banks services providers and classification societies.

Through the SSI, these members work together towards a more sustainable shipping industry through meeting the milestones set out in SSI’s roadmap.

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.

Wilhelmsen Ship Management CEO and president Carl Schou said, “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.”

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 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.”