Shipowners set out demands for ETS expansion

Plans to extend the EU emissions trading system (ETS) to shipping should reflect the sector’s “unique composition” by stabilising prices, not allowing free allowances and covering journeys from or to third countries, according to Greek and Swedish shipowners, but others disagree.

by Simon Pickstone
A container cargo ship in Rotterdam Harbour on April 4, 2021. The EU has been urged to include international shipping arriving or leaving from EU ports in an expanded ETS. Photo: Niels Wenstedt/BSR Agency/Getty Images
A container cargo ship in Rotterdam Harbour on April 4, 2021. The EU has been urged to include international shipping arriving or leaving from EU ports in an expanded ETS. Photo: Niels Wenstedt/BSR Agency/Getty Images

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