Pacific International Lines (PIL) has joined the World Shipping Council (WSC) to cooperate for a safe, secure and sustainable industry.
PIL is currently ranked 12th in the world with a fleet of around 100 container vessels. Its global trade network spans Asia, Africa, Latin America, Middle East and Oceania.
“We are very pleased to welcome PIL to WSC, and we look forward to their contribution in our Councils and Working groups,” said John Butler, President & CEO of the WSC.
“As a vessel owner and direct employer of over 2,000 seafarers, PIL will bring important perspectives and insights to our work.”
Representing PIL on the WSC Board is Lars Kastrup, recently appointed CEO.
“PIL is pleased to become a member of the World Shipping Council and join other like-minded maritime companies to strengthen industry collaborations and advance key global topics on sustainability,” said Kastrup.
“The long running pandemic, while disruptive, has highlighted the urgency for us to seek viable solutions to combat climate change, and PIL stands ready to step up its support to progress the decarbonisation and other sustainability agendas among our peers.”
A report from WSC recently found that containers lost at sea between 2020 and 2021 have started showing a worrying break in the downward trend, triggering action from the industry to improve container safety.