A conversation with Helen Tveitan, CEO of Carisbrooke Shipping
Meet Helen Tveitan, the CEO of Carisbrooke Shipping, a renowned English shipping company with over 53 years of history.
Helen shares insights into Carisbrooke Shipping's commitment to sustainability, its collaboration with NIBC, and the resolute focus on enhancing fleet performance while minimizing its environmental impact.
Carisbrooke Shipping is a privately-owned company with a distinct focus on short sea and multipurpose ships. Their dedication to ship ownership and performance optimization has been the driving force behind their enduring success.
Carisbrooke Shipping's lean and agile structure allows them to maintain focus on their ships' performance. With a persistent commitment to improvement, the company constantly seeks ways to minimize its environmental impact, reduce costs, and enhance operational efficiency.
A Longstanding Partnership with NIBC
Helen's familiarity with NIBC dates back many years: “I've known NIBC for a long time, banked with them a couple of times, and when I was a banker, we also partnered in syndicates.
NIBC, for me, has always been a bank with a lot of knowledge, short lines, making quick decisions, providing quick responses, and demonstrating expertise in the industry, volatility, and cyclicality.
They would always have a well-thought-out response to our requests, which I appreciate.”
Sustainability is a paramount concern for Carisbrooke Shipping. While achieving sustainability goals is the ultimate aim, the journey to reducing emissions can be long and complex. The company holds daily meetings to assess its ships' activities and routes, striving for optimization.
Carisbrooke Shipping is actively engaged in partnerships with four maritime innovators to explore sustainable solutions. Their ships serve as testbeds for technologies such as hydrogen and wind power.
Additionally, one of their vessels, financed by NIBC, is currently testing solar panels—a testament to their commitment to supporting innovative solutions that reduce their environmental footprint.