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The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Why decarbonisation requires more than aspirational soundbites
The transition to zero carbon shipping is riddled with uncertainties, most outside of the control of shipping companies and the industry itself, so why do so many shipping executives seem so certain about timelines and fuel strategy? “This is not a challenge where success is measured by the best soundbite or the best aspirational goal or date you set yourself,” counters Bud Darr, MSC’s executive vice president of maritime policy and government affairs in this week’s podcast.
The Lloyd’s List podcast: Closing the safety gap
Fenna van de Merwe, principal consultant at DNV, joins Lloyd’s List Chief Correspondent Richard Clayton to look at digitalisation, decarbonisation and the need for a reassessment of the safety risks they pose in this special edition of the Lloyd’s List podcast
The Lloyd's List Podcast: Shipping's super-sized safety secret
For several years there have been warnings that the ballooning size of boxships have been outpacing the industry’s ability to deal with the growing risk of such large assets. This week we ask whether the Suez crisis might just be the wake-up call that shipping needs to reassess it’s readiness when it comes to dealing with super-sized casualties. Joining the podcast is global head of marine risk consulting at Allianz, Capt. Rahul Khanna.
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Why sustainable shipping is about more than just carbon reduction
Sustainability is about more than carbon reduction, but we are currently evaluating the shift to new fuels on the basis of price, availability and technical feasibility. The ability to provide transportation infrastructure and services that are safe, socially inclusive, accessible, reliable, affordable, fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly, low-carbon and resilient to shocks and disruptions including those caused by climate change and natural disasters – that’s a much bigger conversation. Are we as an industry genuinely looking for real reductions in greenhouse gas emissions or is this simply a question of tick box accounting? This week’s podcast looks for a more holistic discussion on shipping’s sustainability challenge with an international panel of experts:
Katharine Palmer, Global Sustainability Manager at Lloyd’s Register
• Mark Lutes, Senior Advisor on Global Climate Policy at WWF’s Climate and Energy Practice
• Simon Bennett, General Manager for Sustainable Development at The China Navigation Company
The Lloyd’s List Podcast: Oil spills and container losses
On the Lloyd’s List Podcast this week: ITOPF managing director Dr Karen Purnell tells us why oil spills from tankers have declined so much and what impact all those containers that are lost at sea could really have
The Lloyd's List Podcast: Shipping's nuclear option
Nuclear power is back on the agenda in shipping. The atomic evangelists behind the new generation of molten salt reactor (MSR) technology believe it can kick-start a second atomic era, where climate change is the main driver of powerful, inexpensive and safe new energy solutions. On the podcast this week we talk to Mikal Boe, founder and chief executive of London-based Core-Power, about why nuclear now needs to move from the fringes of the environmental debate to become a serious part of shipping’s decarbonisation strategy
Terrible Audio, decent content
Really need to invest in decent mics.
Great topics but poor sound quality
I have really enjoyed the discussions on these podcasts, I work in the shipping world and it’s great to hear all the different views.
The downside for me is the poor audio quality, I have to really turn the volume up to hear the guest speaker then get an ear drum blast part way through of the music!