Since taking the reins of shipping giant Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB) six years ago, Alexander Saverys has emerged as one of the leading advocates for decarbonisation.

The ebullient 42-year-old believes shipping is passing through “one of the most exciting periods” in its history. Crisis after crisis, followed by “black swan” events, have forced the industry to ask tough questions of itself.

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