Norwegian shipowners want climate tax on shipping: "It is absolutely necessary"

It is necessary to introduce a carbon tax on fuels in order to incentivize companies to make the move to new technologies, says Lasse Kristoffersen, Chairman of the Norwegian Shipowners' Association and Klaveness CEO, in an interview with ShippingWatch.

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It is imperative a tax be placed on shipping's use of fossil fuels if the ambition of reducing shipping's carbon footprint is to become a reality, states Thorvald Klaveness Chief Executive Lasse Kristoffersen, who is also the chairman of the Norwegian Shipowners' Association and vice-chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, ICS.

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