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Trident Alliance gets "thumbs up" from minister

Several of the world's largest carriers' decision to form an alliance aimed at collaborating on environmental regulation controls has made an impression on the Danish Minister for the Environment, Kirsten Brosbøl (Social Democrat), she tells ShippingWatch.

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The Danish Minister for the Environment, Kirsten Brosbøl, is impressed that several of the world's biggest container carriers - including Maersk and Norwegian Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics - are planning to meet next week in Copenhagen to discuss a new environmental alliance. The alliance, named the "Trident Alliance, is aimed at finding a way to handle the coming sulphur emission regulations and, not least, the lack of control in this regard, which several carriers fear will create an incentive for fraud.

"It's certainly impressive that the carriers are joining forces and coming on board with suggestions aimed at ensuring that shipping becomes a more environmental mode of transport," she says in a mail to ShippingWatch, adding that the Danish government is currently working to ensure that the shipping industry complies with the new sulphur regulations set to come into force in Northern Europe from 2015.

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