We had a fantastic past 6 months and the maritime world is picking up pace.
Not long ago, the steel cutting of a mega orderbook from MPC Capital for 6 methanol-ready containerships was recently held at the Hanjin Shipbuilding & Construction yard in Busan/Korea. In connection, we have established our site supervision office in the shipyard to ensure that every milestone of the shipbuilding project of these cutting-edge vessels are delivered.
During this period we also published our sustainability report and within the pages are details of bigger transitions in our decarbonizing journey. We are heading in the right direction and making a positive impact in lowering the industry carbon emissions, elevating the working conditions of our people and contributing positively to the global maritime industry.
Another huge development in the decarbonization space is The Silk Alliance; a partnership between WSM and a diverse group of organizations to advance the decarbonization of the maritime industry. This initiative is initiated by the Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonization Hub to develop a Green Corridor Cluster beginning with intra-Asia container trade. WSM will contribute with our ship management and crewing expertise in the development of this transition strategy.
We have revived the Barber Ship Management name in the shipping arena. For those who have been in the industry some years, you would know that before Wilhelmsen Ship Management we were called Barber Ship Management. Today, the Barber name is reserved for our tanker management segment after our majority acquisition of Ahrenkiel Tankers.
The world is opening up after more than 2 years of travel restrictions. Maritime activity is picking up and people from all parts of the world are meeting each other again in conferences and events. Hopefully we are getting back to some kind of normalcy.
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