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EU's carbon quota system could lead ships to avoid EU ports, warns Rotterdam

Once shipping is integrated into the EU’s carbon quota system as planned, it could prove worthwhile for vessels to avoid EU ports or circumvent quotas by calling at an extra port on the way to and from the EU, notes the Port of Rotterdam and recommends that the EU system investigate the consequences of ETS for shipping thoroughly.

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The biggest port in Europe calls on the European Commission to examine shipping companies’ options for circumventing the EU’s planned carbon quota system, known as the Emissions Trading System (ETS).

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