Helping shipowners to decarbonise is a “top priority” for the ship finance industry, a top banker told the TradeWinds Shipowners Forum Singapore 2023.

“We have got to commit to financing net zero activities by 2050,” said Pierre Carassus, director and co-head of maritime industries Asia Pacific, of Societe Generale.

“This is more than an ambition. It is a contract, it is a target.