"Two major problems undermine the IMO's role as regulator of the shipping industry"

The IMO's 2030 plan is drawing fierce criticism from operators and maritime leaders, all agreeing that the deal in no way contributes enough to reduce the level of carbon emissions. The IMO is past its prime as a regulator, says maritime senior executive.

Photo: Klaveness Combination Carriers

CEO of Klaveness Combination Carriers Engebret Dahm has made no secret of his dissatisfaction with the IMO's efforts to limit carbon emission in shipping ahead of 2030.

He expressed the same frustration before the MEPC meeting that is currently underway, telling ShippingWatch "that it is absolutely appalling that we are entering a system that is so counterproductive to what the industry has to do, namely to become more efficient and reduce emissions.

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