Bimco after controversial proposal: "It's not a CO2 tax"

It is a misunderstanding when Bimco's recently proposed CO2 tariff is described as a tax, says Lars Robert Pedersen, deputy secretary general of Bimco, in an interview with ShippingWatch.

"It's not a CO2 tax," says Lars Robert Pedersen, deputy secretary general, Bimco. | Photo: PR / Bimco

Earlier in December, organizations Bimco, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and World Shipping Council presented a proposal for a tariff of USD 2 per ton fuel purchased by a shipping company.

The money will be placed in a R&D fund, and the initiative has been described as a CO2 tax – but that is a misunderstanding, says Lars Robert Pedersen, deputy secretary general of interest group Bimco.

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