Speed reduction proposals favour old inefficient ships: Maersk

Maersk’s point man for crunch greenhouse gas (GHG) talks next week at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London has made clear Denmark’s largest shipping line is firmly against the growing clamour for speed limit regulations.

John Kornerup Bang, Maersk’s chief advisor for climate change, will be in the UK capital next week attending the IMO’s Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC), where he will be backing a submission sent by Denmark, Germany and Spain, that calls for an incentives-backed, goal-based approach to cut shipping emissions in the short-term. The proposal finds itself up against a speed limit proposal, backed by France and Greece, and more than 100 shipowners who have sent the IMO an open letter in the run-up to MEPC.

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