Port of Rotterdam: EU's quota system must step in if IMO fails

Shipping should report under the EU's quota system, so there is a backup in case the IMO fails to deliver ambitious targets for CO2 emissions in 2023, says the Port of Rotterdam.

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Should the IMO fail to decide on ambitious targets for the industry's CO2 emissions in 2023, something else must step in as a backup instead, says the Port of Rotterdam.

The port has a positive view of the EU's plans to include the shipping industry in its emissions trading system, ETS.

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