With its rich maritime heritage, the Greek shipping industry has been at the heart of international shipping culture for over 2,000 years. The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) has brought together some of the biggest names in the maritime sector, representing ship owners, charterers, financial institutions, shipbuilders and engineers and is proud to be invited to Greece on this, our 3rd anniversary.

At an event on May 29, 2013 we explored with out guests why sustainability is an imperative for the shipping industry and heard more about the Save As You Sail financing model, developed by SSI members and other organisations. The model enables ship owners to retrofit their vessels with fuel saving technologies and make them more competitive and profitable in uncertain market conditions and we would like to share this opportunity with you.

Following a short session chaired by George Cambanis, CEO, Global Shipping & Ports Leader of Deloitte, an SSI Knowledge Partner, our guests heard from these SSI members  about the initiative and the Save as you Sail model:

  • Stephanie Draper, Forum for the Future, Director of System Innovation
  • Maarten Van Der Klip, Wärtsilä, Area Project & Development Sales Support Manager
  • Gust Biesbroeck, ABN AMRO, Head of Transportation
  • John Wilsher, AkzoNobel, Intersleek Market Manager

The event also offered an opportunity to meet the other Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) members and industry leaders, and find out about our Vision for a sustainable shipping industry in 2040.