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EU focus on climate requirements for old ships

Danish shipyards and subcontractors are looking forward to the introduction of international climate requirements for the existing fleet. The shipping companies stress that this can only happen if the rules are adopted by IMO, not just the EU, which will present its initiative in a few months.

The future climate requirements for the existing fleet – not just the new fleet – will be addressed in the proposal by the EU Commission, which is scheduled for presentation early next year. Danish Maritime stated recently that the climate effect of the CO2 requirements is way too poor if the rules only apply to newbuildings.

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