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New partners to help ensure sustainable shipping

A major supplier and a large service company have joined the global sustainability cooperation project in the shipping industry known as Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI). The goal of the project is to find sustainable solutions for the shipping industry of the future.

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The paints company AkzoNobel and the transportation company U-Ming Marine Transport Corporation have joined the global non-profit forum Sustainable Shipping Initiative, in which 18 companies, such as Maersk Line and Wärtsila, are already finding solutions to make the shipping industry increasingly sustainable, Hellenic Shipping News reports.

“AkzoNobel works together with stakeholders to develop improved products and business concepts. Our membership of the Sustainable Shipping Initiative supports our vision of working in partnership with other supply chain experts to apply sustainability thinking through the full value chain. Together we can make a real difference to our industry for the future”, says Andre Veneman, Corporate Sustainability Director with AkzoNobel.

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