EU quota plans cause European shipowners to call for global strategy

Several shipowners' associations around Europe now criticize the EU's plans to add shipping to its quota scheme. ECSA's new chairman recently told ShippingWatch that the organization has yet "to take a stand" on the EU's quota plans.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has made it clear that she wants shipping to become part of the EU's quota system ETS. | Photo: Vincent Kessler/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

While ECSA's official opinion on the EU's plans to add shipping to its quota scheme seems unclear, a number of national shipowners' associations are very vocal in their opposition to this happening.

In statements to ShippingWatch, the Greek, Dutch, German and Danish shipowners' associations point out that regional legislation would be an impediment to shipping.

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