France proposes speed limit for ships ahead of IMO meeting

Ahead of the meeting of the IMO's environmental committee, France has proposed introducing a speed limit on certain ship types in order to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The Norwegian Shipowners' Association and Danish Shipping have previously been critical to such a measure.

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France has submitted an official proposal to the IMO to introduce a speed limit on ships in order to reduce shipping's CO2 footprint.

The French proposal has been submitted to the International Maritime Organization ahead of the upcoming meeting of its Marine Environment Protection Committee in May, MEPC 74.

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