The CEO of the fifth-largest container carrier, German Hapag-Lloyd, concurs with other major carriers and shipping associations that the shipping industry should be taxed on the use of fossil fuels to achieve the target of halving emissions by 2050.
Today, the day before the IMO's environment committee is to discuss the next steps in the decarbonization of the shipping industry, CEO Rolf Habben Jansen says in an email to ShippingWatch that "we do expect and understand that a CO2 tax will come – and generally support this."
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