Sadan Kaptanoglu says shipping has moved a long way towards embracing green goals since she became Bimco president in 2019.

“We understand our targets. We’re working on them, but we need help. We can’t do this alone,” she told TradeWinds in an interview at the Istanbul headquarters of the business group she is leading.

Keeping faith in decarbonisation will be key to getting other stakeholders, such as charterers, shipbuilders and fuel manufacturers, to play along, according to the Turkish shipowner and shipyard owner.