Next week, governments face their first real test of resolve on climate commitments since COP26. When delegates of 174 member states meet at the International Maritime Organization's Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), the outcome will go a long way to telling us just how willing governments are to back the industry's ambition for decarbonisation.

After very public pledges on the world stage, governments have a chance to throw their weight behind the practical actions that will not only catalyse shipping's pathway to net zero, but also have a positive knock-on effect for the greening of the global supply chain.