International shipping recommends tax on CO2 emissions

Global shipping organizations Bimco and ICS urge the IMO to prioritize putting a CO2 tax on the agenda. Danish Shipping, however, makes a decisive objection.

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Global maritime organizations Bimco and ICS recommend a tax on CO2 emissions in shipping, urging the IMO to make the topic a priority. 

So far, mainly individual carriers or shipping profiles like Maersk, BW Group and select CEOs have spoken for what in technical terms is dubbed a market-based mechanism, or MBM, which can slow down the emission of greenhouse gases.

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