ABS chief executive Christopher Wiernicki is meeting up with leading shipping industry executives at COP26 in Glasgow to discuss the best way forward to decarbonise the shipping industry.

As the discussion gets underway, the weight of international government pressure is almost certainly set to push the International Maritime Organization towards mandating a target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

All leading classification societies — through their roles in providing safety certification and developing technology — will be closely involved in helping shipowners to decarbonise.