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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Is it possible to order a future-proofed ship today?

Shipping’s boardrooms are struggling with a more complex, more expensive future where there are too many ‘known unknowns’. Future-proofed flexibility is what shipowners are after as they develop their energy transition strategies, but is that really possible? This week’s edition of the podcast explores the ‘least regrets’ options on the table for shipping when it comes to newbuilding and optimisation investment decisions

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Special Report: Decarbonisation

Shipping’s decarbonisation trajectory depends on regulation that will be decided over two crucial meetings. Yet there is already growing concern that governments could backslide on promises when the easy ambition statements give way to the difficult detail of climate finance. Click here to view the full report


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Is shipping’s decarbonisation revolution about to start slow steaming?

The shipping industry and governments are attempting to negotiate the most difficult and controversial details of a global greenhouse gas reduction strategy amid a backlash against pro-climate policies. Some are more invested in the outcome than others

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IMO to adopt practical mid-term measures to put decarbonisation back on track

Secretary-general is optimistic on shipping’s chances of reaching new IMO targets aiming for net zero by or around 2050, as member states prepare to adopt mid-term measures in 2025

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Shipping prepares for its first dance with carbon trading

Companies are scrambling to set up trading accounts, while a niche industry springs up to help them manage an unfamiliar market. Data is king, industry readiness is patchy and challenges abound

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Alternative-fuel newbuilding orders decline as those for bulkers and tankers rise

Already large liner orderbooks have seen commodities carriers, with conventional fuel propulsion systems, make up the greater share of newbuilding orders in recent months. However, any increase in demand for large alternative-fuel bulk carriers and crude tankers could be limited by a lack of shipbuilding capacity


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