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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Where is shipping in the zero carbon transition?

Listen to the latest edition of the Lloyd’s List’s weekly podcast — your free weekly briefing on the stories shaping shipping

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?


THE great and the good of the shipping industry steamed towards US shores this week, lured in by a pretty pivotal series of energy transition events.

New York played host to UN Climate Week, the UN General Assembly and the Global Maritime Forum while the Clean Energy Forum in Pittsburgh ensured that diplomats and delegates clocked up a few extra airmiles in the race to cut emissions.

These meetings are more than hot air — they act as a progress report on the industry’s energy transition. So we have been doing the rounds with the Lloyd’s List microphone in hand talking to dozens of industry leaders about where we are in that energy transition and we have got a lot to tell you about — more than we can squeeze into a single podcast. So, over the coming weeks we will be bringing you a series of special reports featuring some of the industry’s most senior leaders offering insights into shipping’s zero carbon revolution.

Because the inconvenient truth is that the shipping industry is not on a trajectory to hit net zero by 2050. Not even close.

The only way it will find the pace and scale required to correct this dangerous path is to stop looking at this as a shipping problem. Stop trying to tackle the issue in silos as a singular issue, and to start engaging with the rest of the energy value chain


For this week’s edition we bring you a short taster of the conversations from inside the climate debates, with the promise of much more to come soon. This week’s edition features:

  • Karrie Trauth (Shell)

  • Jan Dieleman (Cargill)

  • Michael Parker (Citi)

  • Alex Saverys (CMB)

  • Rasmus Bach Nielsen (Trafigura)


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