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The International Maritime Organization has committed to slashing total annual greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2050, compared with 2008, and it aims to decarbonise the sector fully by the end of the century. The shipping industry is facing up to the challenge, developing new fuels and stronger, environmentally-friendly practices. But with tighter rules and regulations on both a regional and global level to contend with, agreement on the best approach is not easy

Future Fuels

Green rules must be more than a tax on shipping, says Toft

As the operator of the world’s largest fleet of containerships, MSC has invested heavily in new and secondhand tonnage. But new rules on carbon emissions are creating a difficult reality to navigate

Europe Mediterranean Shipping Co

TotalEnergies joins ammonia-powered tanker project

An initiative launched in 2020 wants to accelerate the path toward safe zero-emission shipping in the middle of this decade

Sustainability France

Tanker safety group opens new office in Singapore

‘The International Tanker Owners’ Pollution Federation has a long history of operating in the region and we are pleased to finally have a permanent base now open,’ says its managing director 

Singapore Fuels

Iino Lines orders VLECs for charter to UK's Ineos

British chemical group Ineos has agreed long-term time charter of 99,000 cu m capacity pair via its Trading & Shipping division

Japan South Korea

EU reaches preliminary agreement to include shipping in ETS from 2024

Ringfencing of revenue from carbon market is a huge deal, says European Community Shipowners Association

International Europe

67 Bo Cerup-Simonsen, Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

Mr Cerup-Simonsen appears for the first time in the Top 100 on the back of his work for the centre as it ramps up its efforts to provide decarbonisation solutions

Top 100 People Regulation

The week in newbuildings: K Line makes ammonia bulk carrier push

Newcastlemax vessel will be built by Japan's Nihon Shipyard for delivery in 2026

Japan Dry Bulk

12 Karrie Trauth, Shell

Shell’s position as an energy major, major charterer and zero-carbon technology developer, combined with Ms Trauth’s vision for greater cross-industry collaboration have the potential to be a significant agent of transition for shipping

Top 100 People Sustainability

97 Abdullah Fadhalah Al Sulaiti, Nakilat

In 2022, Qatar Gas Transport Co, also known as Nakilat, concluded a newbuilding programme with joint venture partner Angelicoussis Group             

Top 100 People Ship Management

15 George Prokopiou, Dynacom/Dynagas/Sea Traders

Having speculatively ordered FSRUs and large new LNG carriers well before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine galvanised the market, Mr Prokopiou is seeing his daring get its rewards

Top 100 People Tankers and Gas

94 Birgit Liodden, The Ocean Opportunity Lab

Through the business that she founded, Ms Liodden is connecting innovators and mainstream players in ocean sectors

Top 100 People Technology and Innovation

79 Lynn Loo, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation

Within just over a year after its inception, the GCMD has clocked in several notable decarbonisation projects across different alternative fuels and technology

Top 100 People Sustainability
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