The maritime business ought to pull all the stops to fulfil the decarbonisation tasks set by the International Maritime Organization — particularly the short-term ones.

That is the conclusion that several high-level players from across the shipping spectrum discussed at the TradeWinds Shipowners Forum in Athens.

“We need to get out of this conversation about it being a competition between fuels… it may very much look like a competition, but really it isn’t,” said Torben Norgaard, chief technology officer for energy and fuels at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.