Intercargo supports IΜΟ over mitigation of marine GHG emissions

UK-based International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (Intercargo) has announced “full support and total alignment” with the statement by IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim that including shipping in the European Union’s Emission Trading System (EU-ETS) could undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships on a global basis.

Lim had raised these concerns following an agreement on last month by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee that emissions from ships should, no matter what, be included in EU-ETS from 2023. Intercargo observed that shipping was an international activity and that IMO was “the appropriate body to address its global challenges”, and that it was disappointing to see, “in the face of global and demanding challenges, the demonstration of regional and insufficient thinking”.