European shipping players in wrangle over responsibility for paying carbon quotas

Greek shipowners want charterers and operators of vessels – rather than shipowners – to bear the responsibility for paying carbon quotas. Danish Shipping opposes this view, instead supporting the European Commission's ETS proposal.

Photo: PR / Danske Rederier

A conflict has broken out over who will bear the responsibility for paying the EU's carbon quotas in the shipping industry, as part of the Emissions Trading System (ETS), which is designed to help reduce emissions of noxious greenhouse gases.

The wrangle is between Greek shipowners, organized in the Union of Greek Shipowners, and European shipping organizations such as Danish Shipping.

Read the whole article

Get 14 days free access.
No credit card required.

  • Access all locked articles
  • Receive our daily newsletters
  • Access our app
An error has occured. Please try again later.

Get full access for you and your coworkers.

Start a free company trial today

More from ShippingWatch

Maersk unveils design of methanol vessels

For five years, Maersk has been working on developing a new vessel design, which can increase the energy efficiency of its fleet by 20 percent. The first eight vessels are planned to sail on green methanol from 2024.

DHL extends contract with CEO Appel and names successor

Deutsche Post DHL Group, which includes logistics branch DHL Global Forwarding, announces a change in top leadership. Current CEO Frank Appel, who's been heading DHL for more than 13 years, has his contract extended until 2023, after which his replacement will take over. Being updated.

Further reading

Related articles

Latest news

See all jobs