Europe’s decarbonisation agenda, coupled with the outbreak of war in Ukraine, on top of an already heavy workload have ensured Melina Travlos has had her hands full in her first months as president of the Union of Greek Shipowners. Speaking to Lloyd’s List, she explains how she sees her mission
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‘The shipping industry itself has set itself a pretty mealy-mouthed target of 5% by 2030. I think that 15% is a respectable target. By 2030 we shouldn’t have any engines which are not dual-fuel capable so that by 2040, we’ve got a shipping industry which can go carbon neutral.’
‘We are at an inflection point. First mover activities are going to inform and inspire the rest of the industry. They need to be enabled and supported, meaning that individual governments need to engage in this process and make sure that we have regulation in place that supports it in the interim until we get global regulation in place.’
‘We need to get closer to our customers and co-operate on making this industry more efficient. Because there’s so much waste. The moment you put a value on carbon and decreasing the carbon footprint, I think that people have a tendency to be more friendly, open to discuss and see how they can co-operate together.’
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