This is how much EU's CO2 quotas will cost for a container from Asia to Europe

The EU Parliament has given its approval to the part of the EU’s large-scale energy reform that aims to include shipping in CO2 quota system from the new year. Siglar Carbon has calculated the additional charges for a single container from Rotterdam to Shanghai.


When carriers from the turn of the year have to register how much CO2 a single vessel emits between two ports – and pay for it – it will probably make customers choose the least pollutive as this may also be the cheapest.

And basically, this is also the aim with the EU Commission’s inclusion of shipping into the Emissions Trading System (ETS), in which companies have to buy CO2 quotas based on the amount of their carbon emissions.

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