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Organizations suggests lower speed

Organizations suggests lower speed
Panos Laskaridis

19-02-2018 14:00:00


In the fight against CO2 emissions, the three shipping organizations Intercargo, Intertanko and ECSA now recommend lower speeds as a "realistic solution" and of achieving less CO2 emission. But the three organizations believe that politicians aren’t being fair to the shipping industry when it comes to environmental regulations.

According to the chairmen of the three organizations, the requirement for the use of sour crude oil which will begin on January 1st 2020, is a good example of an unfair decisions since the responsibility for compliance to the rule will be on the shipping companies, and there won’t be big enough amounts of sour crude oil available, the organisations claim.

"If the government wanted to find a fast and practical solution, they would make it obligatory for their local refineries to produce low crude oil. Then we would commit to using the oil, "said John Platsidakis, chairman of Intercargo during a meeting and debate at the Capital Link Greek Shipping Forum in Athens.

At the meeting, CEO of the European Community Shipowners Associations (ECSA), Panos Laskaridis, sayd that "radical solutions" is needed if shipping is to play a part in reducing CO2 emissions:

"We have to discuss things that have yet to be fully discssed, speed reduction is one of them", said Panos Laskaridis.

He had the support of Nikolas Tsakos, chairman of Intertanko. "Low speed is a way to reduce our environmental impact and we should look into it," he said.

However, the chairman of Intercargo had some reservations towards the proposal. He agreed that the suggestion sounded good, but he was worried that it would mean that more ships would needeed to ship the same amount of goods.

"I do not know what the end result will be," he said.

Source: TradeWinds / Maritime Denmark


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