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ICS criticizes plans for Canadian tanker moratorium

The shipowners gathered in ICS now warn the Canadian Transport Minister about the consequences of a potential moratorium on crude oil transports off the coast of British Columbia. Such a move would be "draconian" and could deter Canada's trade partners, notes ICS Secretary General.

British Columbia was hit by an oil spill from a tanker in April 2015. The country is therefore now weighing a ban on crude oil transports in the region. | Photo: Daryll Dyck/AP/Polfoto/Arkiv

The Canadian government's potential plans to introduce a moratorium on crude oil transports by tanker vessels off the coast of British Columbia in the northern part of the country is met with harsh criticism by the International Chamber of Shipping, ICS.

The plans for a moratorium against crude oil transports aim to protect the environment in the sensitive natural region which was hit by a large oil spill from a tanker in April last year. But the shipowners are far from pleased with these plans.

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