Every single vessel must prepare annual carbon report for the EU

Once a year, every vessel that calls on a port in Europe must prepare a plan for the emission of greenhouse gases. If a vessel uses wind, for instance, it scores positive points. ShippingWatch is now able to reveal the main contents of the EU's plan for green fuels.

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Operators of vessels calling on European ports will have to draw up a report for every vessel showing the level of its greenhouse gas emissions.

This is to happen once a year and involves calculations for which fossil fuels will add to the negative side whereas points will be added to the positive side if the vessel is equipped with, for instance, sails or partially or fully powered by electricity.

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