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The World Shipping Council (WSC) has appointed John Bradshaw as Technical Director for Environment and Safety and Dr James Corbett as Environmental Director, Europe.

John Bradshaw takes up his role in mid-May, starting first from his current location in the UK and then moving to Singapore. In addition to supporting environmental work at the IMO and the EU, he will expand WSC capabilities in the Asia Pacific region on both environmental and safety matters. 

Bradshaw is joining the WSC from the International Chamber of Shipping, where his work has focused on climate change mitigation measures and emissions to air.

James Corbett will take up a new position as Environmental Director, Europe, where he will work with the WSC on the environmental agenda built around the EU Green Deal initiative. He will join the WSC on 1 April, initially working from the US and then making the move to Brussels.

He is a Professor at the University of Delaware and a research consultant. He is a Principal at the Energy and Environmental Research Associates (EERA) and a widely published academic who has conducted technology-policy research related to transportation.

Commenting on the two appointments, WSC CEO and President John Butler said: ‘One of WSC’s most important tasks is to work for the decarbonisation of the shipping industry and the reduction of shipping’s environmental impact, helping to develop the most effective regulatory path to get us there. John Bradshaw and James Corbett are leading experts in this field and an extremely important and welcome addition to our team at a pivotal time for the industry.’

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