The successful shift to low sulphur fuels and double-hull tankers brings hope for the ability of the shipping industry to tackle the daunting challenge of decarbonisation, says Ardmore Shipping chief executive Anthony Gurnee.

Speaking before a crunch meeting at the IMO this week, Gurnee told TradeWinds that he was encouraged by alternative fuel policies of the European Union that were pushing regulators to embrace a stronger package of emissions-cuttings targets.