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Søren Skou sees many practical issues with upcoming carbon quotas from the EU

There is no doubt that shipping will soon become part of the EU's Emission Trading System. But there are many issues that need to be resolved, says Maersk CEO Søren Skou. "The most important thing for us is a level playing field."

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The question is no longer whether shipping will be made part of the EU's quota system, but rather how it will be done in practice.

The world's largest container line, Maersk, has also acknowledged this fact. In its annual report, published last week, the company made it clear that shipping will become part of the EU's Emission Trading System, ETS, "within a few years."

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