Online discussion shines spotlight on safety and sustainability in the shipping industry

Published: 13/12/2021

Katy Ware, Director of UK Maritime Services at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and Permanent Representative of the UK to the IMO, joined a DNV-sponsored Lloyd’s List virtual discussion on safety and sustainability in the shipping industry this week (7th December).

Katy (pictured below), along with a panel of speakers working within the maritime sector, debated a broad range of subject matters and tackled key questions focused on the decarbonisation of the shipping industry, the transition to greener and cleaner fuels for vessels in the future and the role of seafarers, safety and sustainability during this period of adjustment and change.

Other panellists included Knut Orbeck-Nilssen (CEO Maritime, DNV), Grahaeme Henderson (Chair of Together in Safety), Helle Hammer (Cefor), Jan Dieleman (Cargill), Andy Dacy (JP Morgan), Rajesh Unni (Synergy Marine) and Torkel Soma (SAYFR). Richard Clayton, of Lloyd’s List, moderated the session.

Katy, who also talked about how the MCA is working towards Maritime 2050 net zero objectives, said: “This discussion was an excellent way to bring our industries together and further shine the spotlight on the key challenges, as well as opportunities, ahead of us all.

“The decarbonisation of the shipping industry is of course vital for everyone’s future and with the pace of change we are all hoping for and expecting in the coming years, we also need to work hard to ensure appropriate safety-focused regulatory frameworks are in place and aligned with evolving transitions to new fuels and technology. Ultimately, safety has to be at the heart of all change so that we can continue to support our dedicated seafarers and make suitable progress.”

A link to watch the session back can be viewed here:

Please note that the following passcode is required to access the Zoom recording: YF#E3oMw


Katy Ware