The proposal from EU Climate Commissioner, Connie Hedegaard, and EU Transport Commissioner, Siim Kallas, requires shipping companies to gather data on their CO2 emissions from 2014 onwards. Afterwards, a climate proposal on the area will be passed. The Danish Minister for Business and Growth Ole Sohn is very pleased with this development.
“I am very pleased with the Commission’s announcement that a coming EU proposal concerning the shipping industry’s CO2 emissions (greenhouse gases) will focus on creating a system for structured monitoring, reporting, and verification of the ships’ fuel consumption. Shipping is a global industry in which global solutions are the best solutions – for the benefit of both the environment and the competitive performances of various nations,” says Ole Sohn to ShippingWatch.