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EU's carbon quotas may increase cost of modern supertanker trips significantly

A roundtrip from the Gulf of Mexico to Rotterdam may increase from USD 1.6m to more than USD 2m for a supertanker when the EU’s carbon quota system is implemented, according to calculations. Shipowners stress the importance of who will be responsible for the quotas.

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It may become considerably more expensive for a VLCC supertanker to sail the roundtrip between the Gulf of Mexico and Rotterdam in the near future.

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