ABS Chairman calls for cooperation on decarbonization
A successful decarbonization of the shipping industry will require coordination and collaboration, said Christopher J. Wiernicki, Chairman, President and CEO of ABS.
Wiernicki laid out a roadmap to decarbonization in a keynote address to the Shipping Insight 20/20: A Vision For The Decade conference entitled Leaning into the Future and examined the possible impacts, particularly in terms of crew skill sets and the need for regulatory overhaul.
“Building the future is clearly a team sport – even if not all players see it that way all the time. In our industry, the more all stakeholders in the supply chain cooperate on meeting the challenges of getting to 2030 and 2050, the sooner we will reach those goals, and the better we all will be," Wiernicki said.
"Right now, handling dynamic fuels is for specialists only. But as these fuels grow in adoption and application, it is likely that all crew members will need to become specialists and receive the appropriate skill sets and safety training. Remember that whatever we build, whatever we invent, whatever we put in place, none of it will work without properly trained and educated crew, operating in a safety-first atmosphere," he added.
Maritime Business World