Shipping will undergo a reality check this year and is likely to shift its focus to finding pragmatic solutions to cut vessel emissions, according to a decarbonisation-focused shipping lawyer.

One of the most straightforward ways to decarbonise shipping will be to end the practice of “Sail fast then wait”, according to Haris Zografakis.

His firm Stephenson Harwood is coordinating the cross-industry Blue Visby project, which is developing a system to do just that.