In recognition of his years of outstanding service to the international shipping industry, Capt. Warwick Norman has been awarded the Order of Australia. The announcement was made January 26, 2018. The honour recognizes his commitment to improving safety in the maritime industry, as well as protecting the marine environment.
Established in 2001 under Capt. Norman’s stewardship, RightShip has gone from being a start-up to a pre-eminent maritime safety organization with global reach and impact. Under Capt. Norman’s guidance, RightShip launched the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rating (GHG Rating) system in 2010, which measures a ship’s theoretical carbon dioxide emissions based on various factors. The GHG Rating has proven to be an industry game-changer, and is now used for 20% of vessels selected by organizations that take environmental sustainability into account in their chartering decisions.
Following Capt. Norman’s retirement announcement, RightShip has also named a new CEO. Martin Crawford-Brunt will step up in action on March 12, 2018.