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Maersk shoots down the suggestion of more slow steaming

Maersk does not think it is a good idea to adopte global legislation to regulate speed limits in order to reduce CO2 emissions. Such a measure would reward reactionary shipping companies, argues the shipping line.

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The world's biggest container line Maersk will not support the idea of introducing speed restrictions on shipping, as suggested by other shipping companies during the London International Shipping Week this week.

Commodity trader Trafigura's tanker carrier and dry bulk shipping company GoodBulk called for a slowdown in the effort to burn less fuel in order to reduce CO2 emissions, in connection with the event in London this week.

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