Moving to a multi-fuel future with multiple fuel infrastructures and supply chains is going to require a wholesale reappraisal of risk and safety standards across various industries, but has that been the priority in the race to decarbonise? Lloyd’s Register chief executive Nick Brown and Dr Ruth Boumphrey, chief executive of Lloyd’s Register Foundation, discuss why safety needs to be at the heart of shipping’s green agenda
There are positive indicators to be taken from this year’s COP27 climate summit, but the litmus test of how much progress can be wrung from the plentiful pledges and promises made by governments and industry over the past two weeks will only be visible at the IMO
It will require significant R&D investment to achieve zero-emission ships. MSC says this must be supported by a political environment that allows for businesses to ‘de-risk’ such investments, and a commitment to infrastructure development in the developing countries
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Proponents of seafarer whistleblower rewards want to expand the programme in the United States and globally. However, critics argue the rewards can disincentivise crew members from stopping the very pollution the law seeks to prevent
The future fuels conversation is not simply a shipping issue. Energy producers won’t invest without offtakers and shipowners don’t know where to invest if they can’t be sure of fuel supplies. A wider conversation is required
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