While the rest of the world is vocalising its discontent about COP26 outcomes, the maritime industry witnessed an early holiday miracle.

Various groups — such as the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and Getting to Zero Coalition — had executed the early release of their views and demands for action heading into the summit.

However, the industry went to Glasgow still focused on the International Maritime Organization's 2018 proposal of achieving a 50% reduction of CO2 levels by 2050, with a promise of a strategy by 2023.