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Sustainability Quarterly – December 2023

Market Insight
18 December 2023

Our latest shipping edition of Sustainability Quarterly, edited by Alessio Sbraga, features a collection of insightful conversations and sustainability updates from across the shipping industry.

William MacLachlan and Carolina França from our Brazilian cooperation firm, CAR discuss the impact of the long-awaited Hong Kong Convention. In the first of two client spotlight interviews, Gudmund Bernitz speaks to natural gas products leader Proman’s Executive Director of Corporate Finance Andrew Craig about why methanol is a key fuel for the future of the maritime industry, how new infrastructure is not a hurdle for future development, and why operating as a family business creates huge opportunities. Tom Walters, Johanna Ohlman, Alex Andreou and Joseph Malpas provide valuable insights into the evolving landscape of sustainable maritime fuels, focusing on Ammonia, Biofuels and Nuclear propulsion. In our second client spotlight interview, we hear from Horacio Martire, Managing Director of the zero-emissions ferry operator Buquebus, as he provides insights into the imminent launch of the world’s largest fully electric ferry and shares his perspective on the future of the electric ferry market. Charlotte Rumbol from HFW’s charity partner Human Rights at Sea provides perspectives on advocacy, fundamental rights, and the increasing importance of championing equality at sea. We then finish with legal updates, edited by Ruth Allan de Maldonado, which covers cross sector sustainability updates, including details of BIMCO’s new emissions regulations clauses which HFW assisted on (read here) and a round-up of our latest sustainability initiatives and news from our international network.

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