WWL pledges to Clean & Green Shipping in Singapore2012-01-23
WWL and 14 other organisations signed the Green Pledge. The Green Pledge entails being responsible members of the international maritime community by supporting and promoting clean and green shipping in Singapore. 28 organisations have signed the Maritime Singapore Green Pledge since April last year.
The 15 new signatories include classification societies and shipping lines. "This shows that more companies are making environmental thinking part of their business strategy, giving them a competitive advantage," says Jane Krishna, head of WWL Singapore Branch.
The signing of the Green Pledge was facilitated by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), witnessed by Mr Choi Shing Kwok, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport, Mr Lucien Wong, Chairman of MPA and Mr Lam Yi Young, Chief Executive of MPA. The signing took place at the Singapore Maritime Foundation New Year Cocktail Reception on 12 January at the Sheraton Towers.
" We are heartened to see the encouraging response from maritime companies to the Maritime Singapore Green Initiative and are pleased to see more maritime companies coming forward to sign the Maritime Singapore Green Pledge," said Mr Lam Yi Young.