In spite of the fact that shipping and aviation were not included in the climate accord in Paris in December, the discussion is far from over. Most recently, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has called for a tax on the industries' emissions of CO2, writes Splash 24/7.
BY KATRINE GRØNVALD RAUN Published 12.01.16 at 15:47
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The shipping business has been particularly noted for creating massive family fortunes around the world. The Maersk family occupies the 2nd place on Alphaliner's list of the 21 richest shipping families.
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