ABTONews – April 2021 Edition
Simon Gutteridge Chief Executive, ABTO
Keeping you connected and in touch –APRIL ISSUE OUT NOW
A message from Simon Gutteridge Chief Executive, ABTO
I am always keen to read the latest analysis from BIMCO’s Peter Sand. In our lead article this month we report on his view that there are some exciting things going on in the dry bulk sector.
ABTO enjoys a close relationship with ICHCA International, and so extends a warm welcome to Richard Steele as its new head. Richard has spoken at our annual Bulk Terminals conference in his present capacity as chief executive at Port Skills and Safety (PSS). He takes over on the retirement of Captain Richard Brough OBE in July. Richard has been a huge support to ABTO and while he will be missed, I am sure we will keep in touch and his input will not be entirely lost.
Other coverage reports that the vaccination lottery is beginning to hit the dry bulk sector hardest. On the more positive side the Port of Rotterdam has achieved a record breaking reduction in its total carbon emissions and the Port of Esbjerg is working on efforts to achieve the port’s emissions reduction goal to reduce carbon emissions at the Danish port by 70% by 2030.
Also good to hear Henrik L Pedersen, ABP chief executive officer, say “Creating a culture of workplace health is not a nice-to-have; it is a core business priority and goes hand in hand with proactive employee engagement efforts.” They have signed Maritime UK’s Mental Health in Maritime Pledge.
Enjoy these and the other articles – keep in touch and stay safe
PS: Do not forget to register to for the ABTO supported Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ (IMechE) Material Size Reduction Seminar tomorrow, Tuesday 27 April. To view the full speaker line-up – which includes The Wolfson Centre’s Professor Mike Bradley who sits on the ABTO Members Advisory Panel – and seminar programme, please click here
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