Right now, the 2020 sulphur cap is on all of our minds. That was especially clear a few weeks ago as I was speaking at a customer seminar in Tokyo. The participants asked a lot of excellent questions, most of which dealt with the same theme: what will next year’s fuels look like and how do we deal practically with the challenges they pose?

Michael Grey worries that the protests around the IMO’s MEPC 74 meeting could deflect from necessary action for the longer term to tackle environmental issues.

The move to hybrid vessels has happened much faster than DNV GL predicted three years ago in its “Shipping 2020” report, according to ceo of maritime Tor Svensen.