A cargo ship carrying containers is seen near the Yantian port in Shenzhen in  May 2020. Shipping is no longer the servant of global trade, but must play a more active role in overcoming many global challenges. Photo: Reuters
A cargo ship carrying containers is seen near the Yantian port in Shenzhen in May 2020. Shipping is no longer the servant of global trade, but must play a more active role in overcoming many global challenges. Photo: Reuters
Esben Poulsson
Opinion

Opinion

Esben Poulsson

From Covid-19 to crew and climate crises, shipping’s global role is under the spotlight

  • Challenges continue amid the supply chain crunch but the most important is to decarbonise shipping and reach for net zero, and for that, the industry needs cooperation and government help

A cargo ship carrying containers is seen near the Yantian port in Shenzhen in  May 2020. Shipping is no longer the servant of global trade, but must play a more active role in overcoming many global challenges. Photo: Reuters
A cargo ship carrying containers is seen near the Yantian port in Shenzhen in May 2020. Shipping is no longer the servant of global trade, but must play a more active role in overcoming many global challenges. Photo: Reuters
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