ShippingWatch

Leaked draft keeps door open to more comprehensive quota system

A leaked draft on the carbon emissions trading system from the EU Commission leaves the door open to measures impacting ships far beyond Europe, sources tell ShippingWatch. "It's very worrying," says Bimco.

Photo: PR / Port of Hamburg

One small word means that it remains an open questions how the EU's carbon Emissions Trading System, ETS, will impact the shipping sector, several industry sources tell ShippingWatch.

"It's very worrying. This could very well end up being more far-reaching than intra-EU," says Lars Robert Pedersen, deputy secretary general of interest group Bimco.

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