In the wake of COP26 and the International Maritime Organization's Maritime Environment Protection Committee meeting, shipping faces a stark reminder of the work needed to achieve its 2030 and 2050 decarbonisation goals.

Issues include the need to find viable green fuels and technologies, update training routines and maintenance regimes, recruit and retain capable certified crew members and reconsider risk and compliance measures.

Although there are big leaps to be made, we can also take smaller steps to make us more efficient.