Ole Hjertaker, the chief executive of Ship Finance International, pointed this out during an interview with TradeWinds on the sidelines of the Shipping 2015 conference in Stamford.

In the coming years Hjertaker believes dual-fuel engines will become increasingly popular in the containership segment but noted the timetable remains uncertain.

“If you look at the liner companies, very few of the major carriers have adopted this technology, and it doesn’t seem like they are in a rush,” he added.