Panellists were optimistic shipping would find a way to get to net zero, but admitted 2030’s emissions cut targets might be too ambitious at DNV’s Maritime Forecast to 2050 launch event on Tuesday.

Shipowners have seven years to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 20% in keeping with the IMO’s roadmap to get to net zero by 2050 — a pace too fast for some of those on stage at the DNV event in London.