Tristar to ban non-reusable plastics at SOHAR Port

40379425690 d38b9363f9 zPlastic has been highlighted by the UN as one of the biggest environmental threats facing the world. (Image source: rey perezoso/Flickr)The Tristar Group has committed to banning non-reusable plastic materials in its shipping operations at SOHAR Port and Freezone starting in 2019

This was announced at the recent  Sohar Safety Summit with the theme ‘Drive Change in Safety Culture’.

The summit was attended by Sohar Industrial Port Company (SIPC) officials such as Deputy Harbour Master Jacob Bac, Senior Marine Safety Officer Hashim Al Bloushi, HSE and ERP Supervisor Waleed Al Siyabi and Marine Safety Officer Ibrahim Al Balushi.

The event was also attended by users of the port of Sohar Service jetty and teams from Sohar Port Pilot Tug, Svitzer, Al Batinah Mooring and National Marine Services Diving.

Tristar Ship Management General Manager Henri de Gersigny said, ‘We at Tristar are committed to support the 2018 World Environment Day theme of ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ by refusing items that cannot be reused.”

He also urged the participants to support the desired change by getting involved in keeping the environment clean and improving the health of their staff.

On 25 June 2018, Tristar Shipping Team celebrated International Day of the Seafarer at SOHAR Port and reiterated to the participants the importance of reducing the use of plastic materials at sea.

Plastic has been highlighted by the UN as one of the biggest environmental threats facing the world. Every year 8.8 million metric tons of plastic trash is washed into oceans. If unchecked, it is estimated that plastic, by 2050, will outweigh fishes in the ocean, the group stated.

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