Shipping is moving towards a "green" future, industry leaders say – but obstacles remain

The shipping industry is ahead of governments in efforts to achieve decarbonization. ”Governments aren’t ready for that yet, I wish they were, they need to catch up,” MSC EVP Bud Darr warned during a conference on decarbonization.

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Following a slow start, the shipping industry is on the right path to an emissions-free future. However, serious question marks remain, especially regarding the long-term availability of sustainable and safe marine fuels.

Such was the overall verdict from a group of panelists discussing the “alternative fuels landscape” during a webinar on the first day of the “Decarbonization in Shipping Forum” organized by Capital Link.

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