WSC: Finding a global environmental standard is difficult

The international trade association for container companies, World Shippping Council, acknowledges the difficulty of finding a common standard with which to measure CO2.

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Last week, Maersk Line fired a broadside against the international shipping industry for not being conscious enough of its environmental responsibility. World Shipping Council has now responded by acknowledging the difficulty of finding a common denominator for the entire industry when it comes to CO2 calculation.

ShippingWatch asked World Shipping Council, the international trade association for container companies, to comment on Maersk Line’s talking-to of the industry in its new Sustainability Report “Route 2”, which was published a few days ago. In the report, Maersk Line criticizes, among other issues, the lack of transparency and understanding regarding the importance of the industry’s environmental responsibility.

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