Lauritzen Bulkers: Operators and the climate are in a tight spot

Who is responsible if a ship gets a poor CO2 rating? Carbon quotas, efficiency requirements for vessels imposed by the IMO and CO2 emissions raise more questions than answers, says CEO of Lauritzen Bulkers to ShippingWatch.

Niels Josefsen, CEO of Laurtizen Bulkers, wants to emphasize the role of operators in the climate debate. | Photo: PR/J. Lauritzen

Who should pay the bill if an operator ups the speed and thus destroys a chartered ship's otherwise high CO2 rating?

Conversely, what kind of financial compensation should the operator receive if the shipowner lowers the engine power of a chartered ship to increase the ship's energy efficiency?

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