Norwegian shipowners want a global ban on fossil fuels in 30 years

From 2050, it should prohibited to sail on non-climate-neutral fuels, says the CEO of the Norwegian Shipowners' Association, Harald Solberg. "It's a long-term, plain and clear signal to the industry," he tells ShippingWatch.

Photo: Norges Rederiforbund

30 years from now, it should be prohibited for ships worldwide to sail on fuels that are not climate-neutral, according to the Norwegian Shipowners' Association, which is going to work for a global ban in the International Maritime Organization, IMO.

Norwegian shipowners are thereby the first to attempt a kick-start of legislation to ban the use of fossil fuels as of 2050. The year when global shipping must halve its greenhouse gas emissions as a minimum.

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