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Greeks remain silent, while Swedes stand their ground in dispute with Danish Shipping on carbon quotas

Danish Shipping disagrees with Greek and Swedish shipping companies which insist that charterers and operators of vessels – rather than shipowners – bear the responsibility for paying EU's carbon quotas. The Swedes say they stand by their stance, while the Greeks remain silent.

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Swedish shipowners stand united with their Greek counterparts in the smoldering dispute in European shipping over who has the ultimate responsibility for paying carbon quotas as part of the EU's upcoming Emissions Trading System: Shipowners, operators or charterers.

We share the same view as UGS [Union of Greek Shipowners, -ed.] in this case.

Frederik Larsson, senior political advisor, Swedish Shipowners' Association

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