The dry bulk shipping industry is at a crossroads. Bulk carrier owners and operators must pursue deep emissions cuts, while maintaining uninterrupted services. 

New regulations like IMO’s 2050 net zero target and the Carbon Intensity Index will force change, yet adequate zero-carbon fuels and technology remain years from being market-ready. How can new regulations, alternative fuels, efficiency gains, and innovations like wind assisted propulsion enable the transition? 

How can bulk owners and operators balance short-term commercial pressures and long-term climate imperatives? What investments, strategies and collaborations can best position fleets for deep decarbonisation? What role do class societies and other stakeholders play in enabling the transition? 

This podcast will deliver meaningful insights on what it takes to ‘green’ bulk shipping while balancing commercial realities and climate imperatives. 

Talking points: 

  • How shipowners face a lottery in choosing future green fuels and technologies today
  • Metrics like IMO’s CII/AER and their unintended consequences
  • Achieving alignment between shippers and owners
  • Wind power: its potential as well as limitations in scaling across route networks
  • The near-term efficiency gains offered through waste heat recovery and digital optimisation
  • Alternative fuels, safety, ship redesign and regulation
  • Onboard carbon capture and managing captured CO2 waste streams

Join Oldendorff Carriers Managing Director, Global Engagement & Sustainability Scott Bergeron and Lloyd’s Register Global Bulk Carriers Segment Director Nikos Kakalis in open conversation with Riviera Maritime Media’s Executive Editor Edwin Lampert on the challenges and potential pathways to decarbonising the global fleet of bulk carriers.