The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) is a multi-stakeholder collective of ambitious and like-minded leaders, driving change through cross-sectoral collaboration to contribute to – and thrive in – a more sustainable maritime industry.


SSI will be at the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Throughout COP28, we will be involved with various events and media relating to a plethora of matters around sustainable shipping.

Join us at the COP events:

  • Tuesday 5 December – Could some of the world’s largest ports, like Houston, Shanghai and Lázaro Cárdenas, become unusable due to sea level rises? 
  • Tuesday 5 December Staying on Course for 1.5: Africa’s role in accelerating shipping’s green transition 
  • Friday 8 December – Navigating the Future: Bridging shipping, biodiversity, and decarbonisation
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About us

The SSI works to accelerate sustainable development in the shipping industry through cross-sectoral collaboration.

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Our members

SSI members are ambitious leaders spanning the entire shipping value chain, from shipowners to banks and sustainability non-profits.

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Our work

Working groups are how we work toward key milestones across the six vision areas in the Roadmap to a sustainable shipping industry.

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Roadmap to a sustainable shipping industry

The Roadmap to a sustainable shipping industry lays out the pathways and defines tangible milestones to be collectively achieved over the coming decades.

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