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.
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.
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.
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.
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