A growing number of industry stakeholders are warming to the idea that it is time to look at nuclear power as a potential key to unlocking zero-carbon shipping.

The appeal of the technology is its complete lack of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as the belief that fears about nuclear are overblown and based on older technology.

John Hadjipateras, best known as chief executive of New York-listed gas carrier owner Dorian LPG, is among shipowners who think nuclear should be a part of the resolution of shipping’s GHG problem.