Energy efficiency needs to be a priority for shipping as it pushes forward with its decarbonisation efforts, Shell’s Karrie Trauth said on Tuesday.

Speaking at Capital Links’ New York Maritime Forum, the energy major’s global head of shipping said the industry can find big benefits simply from running its vessels more efficiently.

“The most valuable cargo is now the data they're generating on their voyages” and that data can be used to improve efficiency, Trauth said during the keynote address during lunch at the event.