Bimco is concerned about EU plans to introduce quotas on shipping emissions

Shipping interest group Bimco is concerned about the EU Commission's plan to introduce CO2 quotas on the maritime sector. The association also opposes the plans to remove a tariff exemption on ship fuel.

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The EU Commission's plan to introduce CO2 quotas on the maritime sector worries interest group Bimco, which represents, among other stakeholders, shipping companies, operators and shipbrokers.

"If a market-based measure were to be considered for international shipping, it should be at the global level at IMO, and other more appropriate options than ETS (emissions trading system, -ed.) should be considered – such as a levy on carbon emissions," writes Bimco in a press release.

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