There is simply no other way to put it.
Shipping is also a necessity in our lives.
Consumers have spoken. Goods need to move in quantity and at speed.
There is no scenario where we reduce our reliance on the volume of ships passing through our oceans.
Our only option is to do everything we can to reduce harmful emissions.
Through whatever means necessary.
The International Maritime Organization ( the IMO ) has set some very ambitious targets for the industry, aiming to reduce emissions by 40% by 2030 and 70% by 2050.
Targets that will take many initiatives to become a reality.
While a little technical, this article does an excellent job highlighting the ways shipping will need to focus on to hit the IMO targets.
It includes everything from greener fuels to route optimization ( via software and machine learning ) and engine and shaft power limitations.
The time to act is now.
It will take a massive effort, but from our position inside these changes, we’re hopeful we’re already on the path to being better.