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German shipowners say a technological revolution is needed to reach new 2050 goal

Increased efficiency is not enough to achieve the goal of a climate-neutral fleet, says German Shipowners' Association after Wednesday's announcement from the US to reduce shipping emissions to zero by 2050. It will require a "technological revolution".

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The German Shipowners' Association, VDR, agrees with the US that shipping must become climate neutral as soon as possible, preferably by 2050. But it will require more than ambitious announcements, writes the German association to ShippingWatch.

"To be able to reach this goal we will not only need even more ambitious goals but a technological revolution," the association tells ShippingWatch after Wednesday's announcement from the Biden administration in the US to reduce shipping emissions to zero by 2050.

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