Speaking at its round table event during the second European Shipping Week on Monday, Capt Kuba Szymanski, Secretary-General of InterManager, urged ship managers, technology companies, regulators and training institutions to be fully committed to a sustainable initiative.
“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,” Capt Szymanski told participants.
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.
The round table was moderated by Ship Management International’s Editorial Director, Sean Moloney who concluded that, “Pan-industry events such as European Shipping Week are key to ensuring the whole maritime industry can collaborate in deciding the industry’s future. This roundtable shows that the industry wants change and by working together it hopes to achieve it.”
The round table discussion will be published in Ship Management International’s March/April edition and InterManager’s bimonthly Dispatch publication.