InterManager, the third party and in-house ship managers trade association, has called on the maritime professionals to create an industry that works for everyone in order to maintain sustainability.
Speaking at its round table event during the second European Shipping Week, Capt Kuba Szymanski, Secretary-General of InterManager, urged ship managers, technology companies, regulators and training institutions to be fully committed to a sustainable initiative.
Capt Szymanski (pictured below) said: “The maritime industry is used to strong winds and high seas but we must not neglect the whole chain as we work together to ensure sustainability and to encourage new talent and fresh ideas. As long as everyone in the chain is participating then the industry can be sustainable. We cannot risk an industry that works for just a few.”
The round table debate, which included representatives from Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, Mersey Maritime, Columbia Ship Management, PTC and the European Community Shipowners' Associations, firmly agreed that by working together the industry can continue to attract young talent across the board.
Last year (2016), senior decision makers from all sectors of shipping met in Hamburg to hear some of the leaders in the digital revolution debate the opportunities and threats faced by the industry.