The Zero Emissions Ship Technology Association (Zestas) says shipping is ready for hydrogen propulsion technology as it applies for consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

The organisation hopes a decision will be taken at the at the IMO's Mari­time En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Committee (MEPC77) which started this week.

In a briefing by Zestas secretary general Madadh MacLaine after its workshop at the sidelines of the COP26 climate talks, she said the shipping market is ready to go green.