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Be a part of environmental change

There seems to be an eternal search for a golden solution, a ‘quick fix’, where the next best thing and the biggest breakthrough of all time is just waiting around the corner. We play the lottery with the hope to get rich quick, forgetting that there is a 1 in 14 million chance of winning the jackpot.

What becomes apparent is that by searching for the quick fix, we often overlook the process of working towards the solution we are looking to achieve. Everyone knows things takes time; we’ve all heard and used the phrase “time is a great healer” and “only time will tell” several times over, and will continue to do so.

So why can’t we apply that when looking for solutions and change?

There are many topics discussed in the maritime industry that need solutions and need them now, none more so than the environment and the impact of emissions from the shipping industry as a whole. A recent Maritime CEO survey suggested that the IMO and the shipping industry have not done enough to tackle emissions.

However, Koji Sekimizu, secretary general of the IMO believes that “We need to stand up and indicate to the world that [the] shipping industry and IMO has made significant measures.” MARPOL Annex VI, Chapter 4 will see a planned reduction in CO2 emissions of 20% in 2020 and by 50% in 2050.

Carrying in excess of 90% of the worlds trade, the maritime industry is streets ahead in comparison to both truck and air freight. This infographic really highlight the numbers in terms of road transport and CO2 contribution – 57% from cars and 23% from trucks.

Great environmental headway is already being made within the maritime industry: there has been a reduction of 10% in total emissions from ships in 2007-2012. To continue like this, solutions need to be found from a variety of aspects, especially on the technical and engineering front. The maritime industry and its related associations require the best knowledge and expertise to make the best decisions today to influence the future for all tomorrow.

This is why an international maritime association has exclusively instructed Spinnaker Global to recruit a Technical Manager to join them in London.

It is the chance to work with association members, such as shipowners and shipmanagers, industry regulators and international shipping organisations such as the IMO to make an impact.

This is a great opportunity for a Technical Manager to use their expertise in the dry bulk sector to help improve the environmental situation, specifically within the dry bulk sector, as well as assist with technical problems and safety related issues on a global scale.

Essentially, they will be instrumental in ensuring safe, efficient, environmental and profitable movement of dry bulk goods from an engineering perspective.

A pro-active and organised individual who will be able to communicate and build relationships at all levels with specific focus on Government officials and international clientele is required to take on this challenge.

Issues such as emissions will not be solved overnight, nor in the next week, or even the next decade. Environmental matters are forever changing, along with the solutions to provide a remedy. Change takes time. Be a part of that change.

To discuss further please feel free to contact David Tubb at [email protected]

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