Jotun joins Sustainable Shipping Initiative

Jotun, manufacturer of decorative paints, marine, protective and powder coatings, join Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI), a collective group of maritime stakeholders that are working together to drive and catalyze action towards a more sustainable shipping industry.

Jotun is committed to continuously innovate and develop advanced products and solutions designed to protect biodiversity and cut carbon emissions to support global sustainability ambitions and achieve cleaner operations for all industry players.

SSI CEO, Steven Jones, says: “We are thrilled to welcome Jotun, one of the world’s leading paints and coatings manufacturers, to the SSI family. Jotun’s commitment to quality and ongoing innovation, coupled with their expertise and fresh perspective, significantly enriches our diverse membership. This addition adds depth to our collective efforts toward a sustainable shipping industry. 

“We embrace their unique perspective and proven leadership in marine coatings, emphasizing the synergies between efficiency, decarbonization, and the reduction of environmental impacts. Together, we can paint a brighter, cleaner future for our oceans and maritime sector.”

Jessica Doyle, Key Account Manager at Jotun, says: “We at Jotun are very excited to become a member of the SSI who have a creative and far-reaching outlook on the whole of the shipping ecosystem and beyond. We believe our goals align perfectly with theirs, not just looking at decarbonization and future fuels but also clean oceans, ship lifecycles and green steel.” 

As the first marine coating manufacturer member, Jotun will bring a new perspective to the SSI membership. Jotun’s work on marine coating highlights the importance of improving the longevity and performance of vessels, and how cleaner hulls not only enhance operational efficiency but also align with the broader objectives of reducing the shipping industry’s environmental footprint.

The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) is a multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together leading organizations with shared goals and equal determination in improving the sustainability of the shipping industry in terms of social, environmental and economic impacts. 

Ranging from NGOs to shipowners, charterers, banks, and classification societies, SSI members work toward the milestones laid out in the “Roadmap to a sustainable shipping industry”.

Photo credit: iStock/ Prapat Aowsakorn

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