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SeaIntel: Customers not interested in shipowners' CO2 emissions

Customers are not interested in how much CO2 is emitted by the shipowners' ships. Additionally, it is still not possible to compare the CO2 emissions of the major container carriers, says new analysis by SeaIntel.

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A few weeks ago, Maersk Line announced that its CO2 reduction process has gone a lot faster than the shipping company expected, that the goal for 2020 is already eight years ahead of schedule and that the goal is now being raised to 40 percent in relation to 2007 emissions.

But any kind of comparison among the Top 20 shipping companies is still practically hopeless, and shippers, in the best case scenario, show only very little interest in the shipowners' level of pollution when negotiating contracts.

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