Much of the debate over shipping’s decarbonisation is focused on International Maritime Organization goals for 2050, and the future fuels that will make a zero-carbon goal possible at that time.

But there’s a growing ecosystem of digital technology companies that are unlocking opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions now.

Some shipping companies are increasingly adopting these tools, for example, to optimise operations to reduce fuel consumption amid a rapid acceleration of digitalisation in the industry since the start of the pandemic.