In Brussels, a plan with a very Brussels-sounding name is moving towards October adoption of a rule that would require expansive climate-change reporting by companies.

In the US and Singapore, companies can expect similar requirements for listed companies to report on their carbon footprint.

While private-sector pressure has been increasingly pressing shipping companies and their customers to report their greenhouse gas emissions, in the months ahead industry stakeholders can expect to see such disclosures become a matter of regulatory requirement for an increasing number of companies.