Container newbuilds already meet eco requirements

Container ship newbuilds already largely comply with the environmental requirements for ship designs set to come into force after 2025. The requirements should be tightened, to create incentive to use new technology, says the NGO Transport & Environment.

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A majority of container newbuilds already comply with future requirements for environmental vessel designs, a key factor in the efforts to reduce pollution from shipping, says NGO Transport & Environment, which has analyzed numbers from the UN International Maritime Organization, IMO.

Industry says it can only reduce its climate impact when low carbon technologies are available, but resists policies that will incentivise their development and deployment"

John Maggs, President, CSC

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