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Shipowners on EU proposal: Loopholes risk undermining efforts towards green shipping

The use of paper documents by fuel suppliers outside the EU could threaten the enforcement of rules for the transition of shipping to green fuels, warns European shipowners' organization ECSA.

The European Commission's headquarters in Brussels. | Photo: Europa-kommissionen

European shipowners support the European Commission's proposal to convert shipping's energy consumption to more sustainable fuels.

However, loopholes in the legislation could undermine its objective, writes the European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) in a comment on the commission's proposal, Fit for 55, which aims to include shipping in the EU's quota trade system, ETS, and to pave the way for greener ship fuels via the proposal FuelEU.

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