Søren Skou's carbon levy proposal met with reservations in shipping industry

The surprise announcement from Maersk CEO Søren Skou regarding the pricing on carbon emissions has received lukewarm reception from other shipping owners. Many attribute the frustration with IMO's footdragging to be one of the reasons for his statement.

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Mere days ago, Maersk and Danish Shipping were both reluctant to put a figure on the global carbon levy that was meant to raise the price on fossil fuels in the shipping industry.

Something must have inspired the CEO of the world's largest container line to make a U-turn. According to several of ShippingWatch's sources, the chaotic circumstances in the run-up to IMO's assembly in the Maritime Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), scheduled for next week, could be one of the reasons.

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