Mitsui OSK Lines has been busy on many fronts in shipping’s green transition.

The Japanese shipping giant has been working on developing ships to carry captured carbon dioxide, wind-propelled vessels and methanol and hydrogen-fuelled shipping, and that’s just a few of its initiatives in its pursuit of net zero by 2050, though it also remains heavily involved in the fossil fuels space, including a major position in LNG shipping.

In an interview with TradeWinds editor-in-chief Julian Bray featured in the Green Seas podcast, MOL chief executive Takeshi Hashimoto said the company wants to set a clear achievable pathway to its goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 2050, even if the details of how to get there are not currently clear.

And that is so the company’s commitment is more than just propaganda, he said in the on-stage interview during the TradeWinds Shipowners Forum Tokyo.

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