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The EU presented its much-awaited and comprehensive climate plan proposal this week, which includes placing shipping in its quota system. Shipowners responded to US President Joe Biden, while Ceva Logistics elaborated on its major turnaround efforts.

Photo: Yves Herman/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

This week's top stories centered on policy and logistics, as the European Commission presented its proposal for the Fit for 55 climate plan, which was awaited with trepidation by the shipping industry, which now looks on track to be included in the EU's Emission Trading System.

Moreoever, ShippingWatch gained insight into the extensive turnaround undertaken by French carrier CMA CGM's logistics company, while shipowners responded to the Biden administration's announcement about increasing the focus on competition in the container industry.

Shipping can look forward to carbon quotas in Europe

The European Commission's proposed climate plan confirms that shipping is headed for inclusion in the EU Emissions Trading System, ETS. The reactions are wide-ranging, and the EU appears to be taking the plan a step further than carriers had hoped for.

Confirmed: Here is the EU's climate plan for shipping

"World's biggest climate free-loader" to "EU overreach" - reactions to climate plan range broadly 

Photo: Yves Herman/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix
Photo: Yves Herman/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

"World's biggest climate free-loader" to "EU overreach" - reactions to climate plan range broadly

EU Commission takes climate plan a step further than carriers hoped for 

Status on Ceva Logistics' turnaround

Managing Director of Ceva Logistics Europe Peder Winther elaborated on the company's extensive turnaround efforts and shared his view on the overheated container market in an interview with ShippingWatch.

Ceva has reviewed contracts and looks to broaden its business in major turnaround

Ceva head on extreme freight market: "I doubt that we'll ever see it again" 

Photo: PR-FOTO
Photo: PR-FOTO

Leadership Chat series kicked off

As part of its Leadership Chats series, ShippingWatch is bringing interviews with a number of leaders in the shipping industry about their experiences during these unusual times marked by the Covid-19 pandemic and overheated freight markets.

First up BW LPG Chief Executive Anders Onarheim.

Leadership Chats: Anders Onarheim tog over som topchef, lige inden verden lukkede ned

Photo: BW LPG
Photo: BW LPG

Carriers responded to Biden's executive order

Carriers from around the world reacted to the announcement made by the US President that the US Federal Maritime Commission should step up its efforts to monitor the competition in the container market as a result of a new executive order.

Carriers in response to Biden: US demand is to blame for high rates and delays 

Photo: Evan Vucci/AP/Ritzau Scanpix
Photo: Evan Vucci/AP/Ritzau Scanpix

FMC signs MoU after Biden's intervention in container industry 

Other stories:

Shell and MSC join forces for LNG push in shipping 

The price of new container vessels skyrockets 

Container market is putting pressure on Denmark's largest port

English Edit: Christoffer Østergaard

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