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Unexpected strong support for CO2 resolution at IMO

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The IMO member states have allegedly reacted to the pressure from stakeholders to deliver on a CO2 resolution. In any case, there is surprisingly strong support for deciding on a specific time-frame for CO2 reductions, according to the Danish Shipowner's Association. Several other stakeholders criticize the IMO member states for setting the bar too low.

Sulfur violators can get away with minor penalties

Majestic Mærsk Triple-E Storebælt Carriers:

Fines for vessels which violate international sulfur requirements range from just over EUR 2,900 to EUR 6 million, according to a new report from the OECD which questions the commitment of signatory countries to enforcing the rules. It calls for carriers to take on the burden of proof.

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