Decarbonisation of shipping was on track to gain more traction this year than in any since 2018, when the International Maritime Organization first set a target to cut carbon emissions by 50% by 2050.

Shipping associations started to call for tighter targets and companies began to take action to prepare fleets for alternative fuels.

The concept of net-zero emissions started to be voiced across the industry in the build up to the COP26 global climate talks in Glasgow.