• First SRTI Progress Report launched at Tradewinds 2019 Ship Recycling Forum, compiling data on the ship recycling approaches of 7 shipowners. SRTI highly commended at the Responsible Business Awards under category Partnership of the Year; also a finalist in the Responsible Supply Chain and Transparency & Reporting categories
  • Multi-stakeholder debate convened by Decarbonisation working group, supported by Forum for the Future, on the potential role of sustainable biofuels in the decarbonisation of shipping, including a series of consultations and a high-level event at Climate Week NYC. The role of sustainable biofuels in shipping’s decarbonisation report launched at the UN Climate Conference (COP25) in Madrid
  • South32 becomes an SSI member
  • SSI joins the Getting to Zero Coalition as a knowledge partner for the Fuels and Technologies workstream
  • SSI awarded Safety4Sea Sustainability Award


  • SSI membership grows to include Louis Dreyfus Company and RightShip

  • SSI launches Roadmap for a sustainable shipping industry, laying out the pathways and defining tangible milestones to be collectively achieved over the coming decades.

  • Low Carbon working group commissions study informing SSI’s position on GHG emissions and making our collective voice heard at the IMO
  • SSI wins The Guardian Sustainable Business Award
  • First SSI Ship Recycling Roundtable takes place with the goal of exploring key challenges and barriers to achieving widespread sustainable ship recycling operations on a global basis, and establishing ways to help the industry collectively move forward
  • Development of the Seafarer Charter by Social Sustainability working group aimed at making seafaring a more attractive career choice by improving quality of life onboard ships

  • ABS, DNV and IMC join the SSI
  • “Driving transformation in the value chain: How customers are raising the bar for the entire industry” position paper launches at Capital Link’s Shipping and Offshore CSR Forum
  • SSI members sign shared commitments, agreeing to publicly report on sustainability, set clear emission reduction targets, among others, setting a clear benchmark for sustainable practices in the industry

  • AkzoNobel, Namura and U-Ming Marine Transport join the SSI
  • SSI’s progress report “A Case for More Action” is launched, developed in line with the Case for Action and the Vision for 2040
  • A series of member case studies is published, highlighting SSI members’ work in the four working groups: Finance, Material Management, Energy Technology and Credible Benchmarking

  • Four SSI working groups announced at Singapore Maritime Week: Finance, Material Management, Energy Technology and Credible Benchmarking, with initial outputs including the Save As You Sail (SAYS) financial model and a web-based benchmarking tool to help charterers identify suitable rating schemes for their use

  • Case for Action is published, identifying 7 global trends expected to profoundly affect the maritime sector over the period 2010-2040
  • SSI membership grows to include Bunge, Carnival Corporation, The China Navigation Company, Morgan Stanley, and Unilever
  • Vision for 2040 signed by SSI members, setting out their aspirations backed up by specific commitments for action to address the sustainability challenges identified in the Case for Action

  • SSI founded by Forum for the Future, WWF and an ambitious group of shipping leaders: ABN Amro, BP Shipping, Gearbulk, Lloyd’s Register, and Maersk Line
  • SSI membership grows to include Cargill, DSME, Rio Tinto Marine, RSA, Tsakos Energy Navigation, Wärtsilä