Shipping nations' joint proposal lacks concrete content

The surprise joint proposal from a series of major shipping nations last week is no guarantee for an agreement. There is a need for "willingness to compromise", says ICS. NGO Transport & Environment describes the proposal as "an empty shell". ShippingWatch has spoken to both parties.

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A surprise, joint proposal from several major shipping nations along with the International Chamber of Shipping, ICS, aims to increase the chances of reaching political agreement on the methods for reducing shipping's emissions on the short term.

As ShippingWatch reported last week, 15 countries and the ICS have joined forces on a remarkable proposal for the IMO, in which they want to merge their various solutions into one combined proposal.

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