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European carriers disagree on how to measure CO2 emissions

European carriers have not agreed how to measure vessels' CO2 emissions. Now, it is up to the EU and ultimately the new European Parliament to decide what to do.

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What makes most sense? Measuring CO2 emissions from a vessel including its cargo, or measuring it in terms of registered tonnage, meaning the vessel's own weight?

The question is a key one among the European carriers and the countries they belong to, because the EU Commission has advocated for the latter in a bill. Meaning that vessel's gross tonnage will be used when measuring CO2 emissions.

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