Former Lloyd’s List sustainability editor Declan re-joined us in August 2023 as multimedia editor, overseeing our daily news and other digital output. Between his Lloyd’s List tours of duty, Declan covered distressed debt as a reporter with Reorg, an industry-leading financial newswire. He has also written for legal trade press and, before that, newspapers in his native Western Australia. When not checking the news, Declan plays guitar in London's blues music scene and buys more books than will ever have time to read.
Latest From Declan Bush
Stena Bulk is pushing ahead with grey methanol fuel, while Maersk has sworn off it. If the price becomes right, more shipowners may have to choose how to navigate this grey area
About a third of China’s seaborne exports are being shipped in containers, Höegh Autoliners says, adding volumes will return to ro-ros when they can offer shippers capacity at sustainable rates
Belgian shipowner Exmar says the IMO must fix a regulatory quirk that stops gas carriers from using ammonia as fuel while allowing other ships to run on it, claiming the administrative process is holding back decarbonisation
Exmar already carries ammonia as cargo and says its two dual-fuel ammonia newbuildings will be ideal candidates to run on ammonia commercially. Emissions regulations from the EU and IMO will make their commercial case better over time, the company argues
Exemptions for ships serving islands are needed to help ease the hit from new carbon charges. But one operator says the implementation could give some companies a commercial advantage
The EU ETS will ‘almost certainly’ increase overall emissions and risks becoming a tax grab without a clear path for funds raised to support zero-carbon causes, Roar Adland says