American shipowners view EU quota plans for shipping as threat to global initiatives

The Chamber of Shipping of America tells ShippingWatch that the EU's plans to put shipping under its emission trading scheme is "a real threat" to the work being done by the IMO.

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That shipping would be included in the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) when the EU presented its Green Deal last week was expected, but that doesn't mean that the various shipping associations and councils around the world think it's a good idea or that it will lead to fewer emissions.

Chamber of Shipping of America's (CSA) President and CEO, Kathy Metcalf, tells ShippingWatch that placing shipping under the EU's carbon quota system could hinder other climate measures currently in development.

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