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COP27 offered dialogue and promises but progress remains to be seen

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

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Sustainability Spotlight: Analysis and comment

The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Magic pipes and whistleblowers

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 

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MSC says it will fully pass on EU carbon tax compliance costs to customers

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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Shipping’s zero conversation needs to be much wider

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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Audio & Reports

FREE TO READ Dr Ruth Boumphrey, chief executive of Lloyd’s Register Foundation and Nick Brown, chief executive of Lloyd’s Register Group
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Does decarbonised shipping feel safe to you?

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

From left: Alex Saverys (CMB),  Jan Dieleman (Cargill), Karrie Trauth (Shell), Rasmus Bach Nielsen (Trafigura) and Michael Parker (Citi)
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Where is shipping in the zero carbon transition?

It seemed clear to everyone gathering in New York that the acceleration needed to move the shipping industry closer to the 1.5°C scenario will require unprecedented regulatory intervention, radical scaling of alternative fuel production and fleet readiness, disruptive technology inventions and substantial willingness to invest. But is shipping making any progress towards those goals?

From left: BIMCO deputy secretary-general Lars Robert Pedersen and Roger Strevens, head of sustainability, Wallenius Wilhelmsen
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Are shipowners the boiling frog?

Shipowners appear to be feeling pretty sanguine about the introduction of new carbon ratings from January 2023. Yes, there might be some slowing down and some retrofitting, but the initial implications are pretty limited. Or are they? Has the industry genuinely understood the implications of CII? Or are the owners suffering from boiled frog syndrome?

Robert Bugbee, Scorpio Tankers president and director
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: What keeps Robert Bugbee awake at night?

Scorpio Tankers’ bullish president Robert Bugbee is one of the industry’s most resilient optimists. So what, if anything, keeps him awake at night and why he would need a lobotomy before getting serious about ordering alternative fuels? All these questions and more are answered in this week’s edition of the Lloyd’s List Podcast


Regulation Timeline

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