Achieving sustainability in global shipping & trade
Today, especially in consideration of the current COVID-19 pandemic, discussions of sustainability in the global shipping and trade industry is taking a forefront position. Victor Restis, president of Enterprises Shipping & Trade S.A., recognizes a growing awareness in the global shipping sector, pushing for more sustainable measures and various processes to implement new procedures. Restis points out that many in the industry approach sustainability act as a challenge and an opportunity. The Sustainable Shipping Initiative is one example where industry leaders have come together to chart an aggressive, yet achievable, roadmap targeting improvements toward compliance-related aspects of each sector within the overall industry. Restis finds interest in how research and innovation are playing critical roles in the global shipping industry initiatives that aim to reduce environmental impact and make vessels more environment friendly.