Tanker shipping veteran and long-term proponent of wind propulsion Lars Carlsson is proposing a campaign to shift shipowners toward net zero emission status as the industry begins to get to grips with the IMO target for a 50% cut by 2050.

Carlsson, a former managing director of Concordia Maritime and chairman of Intertanko, wants the industry to set up a World Shipping Board within the IMO to lead a push towards net zero emissions.