BHP warns shipping of looming carbon levy

One of the world’s largest shippers has warned shipping it ought to prepare for a carbon levy.

Mining giant BHP is preparing for greater shipping environmental clampdowns once the global sulphur cap is out the way next year.

In a recent interview with The Australian newspaper, BHP’s maritime vice president Rashpal Bhatti said, “There may well be a carbon levy associated with bunkers from the IMO. If that is the case it will be a significant driver to bring down emissions from any fuel that’s used. And our competitors will obviously have to think about that too.”

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