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Global Maritime Issues Monitor 2022

Issued in partnership with the Global Maritime Forum and the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI).

Decarbonisation of shipping and environmental regulations remain top concerns that will impact the global maritime industry over the next 10 years, according to the Global Maritime Issues Monitor 2022.

Based on a survey of maritime industry leaders — and bolstered by expert commentary — the report examines the critical issues facing the maritime sector. Key industry stakeholders share insight on these challenges in terms of impact, likelihood, and preparedness in the coming decade.


Global Maritime Issues Monitor 2022

Critical issues facing the maritime industry

Key 2022 findings

  • For the second consecutive year, decarbonisation of shipping and new environmental regulations were the top two issues in terms of impact in the coming decade. They were also in the top five for likelihood. Respondents had a more favourable view of the industry’s preparedness for these challenges.
  • Failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation stayed at number three on the list of issues for which the industry is least prepared.
  • Increase in fuel price and geopolitical tension, which had been in the number seven and six spots in 2021, are now ranked as the two most likely issues to occur in the next 10 years. New environmental regulations and decarbonisation of shipping dropped from the number one and two spots in 2021 to third and fifth, respectively.

The report also takes a deep dive into human sustainability, defined as dignity and respect for every human being within an organisation and across supply chains to ensure human well-being and ethical practices. The growing importance of the issue is bringing about a shift in leadership focus, away from managing ships toward managing people.

To learn more about these critical issues and how maritime industry leaders perceive them, download the Global Maritime Issues Monitor 2022.


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