European shipowners only partially support the proposed changes to ETS directive

The European Parliament suggests charteres should be made responsible for paying shipping's CO2 quotas. ECSA believes that an EU directive should intervene and regulate the contratcts with the ship owner. Read the parliament's position here.

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The European Community Shipowners' Association (ECSA) is against the significant change which the European Parliament requires of the European Commission's proposal on carbon price for shipping (ETS).

This is the position stated by the parliament's so-called rapporteur in the question, the conservative German politician Peter Liese, which has made ECSA react.

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