This investment challenge is interesting and also difficult given that most of the future technology we need to build a sustainable and profitable shipping business is still in the early stages. Therefore, profit on the short-to-medium term should not be the main investment goal since the technology needed comes at a higher price.

The $1bn question

This article is part of a series written by people across shipping in response to this question about how to deploy a hypothetical TradeWinds Sustainable Shipping Fund:

How, where and why would you invest $1bn for the best return in sustainable shipping, as the industry grapples with the need to cut carbon emissions, improve efficiency and keep cargoes moving in a world facing multiple economic and...