Zaitoun Green Shipping establishes maritime consortium

The new initiative takes into consideration ship efficiency and environmental protection whilst prioritising technological capabilities, safe operations and profit commitment
Shipping, Dubai, Consortium, Logistics


Dubai –based Zaitoun Green Shipping has established a consortium to collaborate on  radically  improving  performance  of  container ships and forming a new business model for the shipping sector.

The consortium consists of international industry players such as MacGregor, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Equipment, Wärtsilä, Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd, Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), WIN GD, CargoTech and Carinafour. 

The global container shipping business is suffering from weak economic and ecological performance.  One  of  the  main  reasons  for this is that expertise is fragmented into networks and the industry's general operating models  hinder  utilisation  of  best practices in newbuilding projects and designing  of  new  containerships. 

The  ecological  footprint of the shipping industry  as a whole is substantial, leading the International Maritime Organization (IMO)  and  many  local  authorities  to  enforce  several new rules and regulations  to  restrict  emissions.

At the same time the investments   are   mostly   driven by capital expenditure rather than considering ship operations and earning capability over the lifecycle.

“I have witnessed the current industry problems where cargo owners are tied to an existing ecosystem,” says Mohammed Zaitoun, president and CEO of Zaitoun Green Shipping.

“That’s why I thought about developing a consortium of the main industry key players which will promote efficiency by taking a whole-ship approach and working forward to producing the most economical and environmental friendly vessels.”

“This innovative culture driven from the consortium, together with a constant emphasis on safety, diversity, and high ethical standards, attracts skilled and committed people and creates the basis for a high performing consortium,” he added. “The implementation of operational excellence ensures that our approach is easy to do business with, and drives increased productivity and efficiency throughout the lifecycle.”

According to Zaitoun collaboration and sharing is the future. “We welcome all the interested parties worldwide to work with us through our collaborative consortium seeking together for a smarter and greener shipping future. One of our main goals is to establish a competitive fleet of efficient and economical vessels that will ensure better profitability,” he said.

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