Sohmen-Pao recommends carbon levy of a few dollars per tonne for shipping

Chair of BW Group Andreas Sohmen-Pao contends that a carbon levy of USD 150, as proposed by CEO of Maersk Søren Skou among others, is a "long-term target". In an interview with ShippingWatch, he shares his view on the path towards decarbonizing shipping.

Andreas Sohmen-Pao | Photo: PR-foto BW Group

A levy on carbon emissions from shipping of USD 150 per tonne, as proposed by Maersk CEO Søren Skou for instance, is far too high for many states. As such, it won't receive backing in the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

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