As officials prepare for the the COP26 climate conference, some in the shipping industry are concerned the International Maritime Organization's central role in decarbonising shipping could face a threat.

International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) deputy secretary general Simon Bennett told TradeWinds that the shipowners group is worried that the Glasgow meeting could advance a piecemeal regional approaches to tackling the industry's greenhouse gas emissions rather than a global, IMO-centred process.