Safety on the high seas: Methanol Group meeting

July 7, 2016

As a leader in global marine safety, Waterfront Shipping (WFS) is continually looking for innovative ways to achieve the highest standards for health, safety and environmental protection. “We always encourage a strong culture of safety onboard our vessels,” explains Jone Hognestad, President WFS, “It’s fundamental to our business and the safe and reliable delivery of products to our customers."

In 2010, WFS founded The Methanol Group, bringing together ship owners, management companies, technical managers and marine safety consultants to develop and share best practices in safety, health, environment, quality and efficiency. Now in its seventh year, the group met in June 2016 to discuss the progress on safety initiatives and to plan future industry improvements. Since the first meeting in 2010, the Methanol Group has focused increasingly on the interaction between man and machine, encouraging safe behaviors and reducing the potential for human errors, as well as crew wellness.