VIKAND Engages Industry Leaders at Key Annual Summit
By Bo Larsen, Senior Vice President of Commercial Partnerships
I recently joined Peter Hult and other industry leaders for the Global Maritime Forum Annual Summit in New York City. This conference focused heavily on how we might reshape the maritime industry to be more attractive, competitive and sustainable.
Through collaborative workshops, participants produced valuable insights that align with VIKAND’s thought leadership on human sustainability at sea. These are some of the goals and ideas that emerged from our group discussions:
Invest in company culture to make maritime careers more attractive
Provide workers with better pay, working hours, protections, mentoring and more
Create a sense of purpose, inclusion and stability for all seafarers
Commit to better transparency on human sustainability issues
Create a global forum for maritime youth and invest in maritime education
For me personally, it was inspiring to see hundreds of leaders from across the maritime spectrum come together and explore solutions to critical industry challenges. In the coming decades, companies worldwide will face increasing scrutiny over whether they do business ethically and responsibly.
Caring for workers and treating them well isn’t just good karma, it’s good business, and critical to the long-term health of our industry. As a company that delivers care to seafarers on a daily basis, VIKAND is uniquely positioned to engage our industry on the issue of human sustainability.