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26 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 14:00 GMT+1

September 18, 2020

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ECSA calls on EU policymakers to assess impact inclusion of shipping in the ETS on emissions

Dorsman: SMEs dominate the sector, for which SMEs burdens would be unsustainable

The European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) again to highlight the risk that the strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions agreed in 2018 at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) may be compromised by the decision Parliament to include shipping in the European system Emissions Trading (ETS) ( 15 15 September 2020). To reiterate this danger, he recalled that the possibility that it is a nuised to the IMO strategy is already was clearly proposed by the recent study entitled "Implications of application of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) to international shipping, and potential benefits of Alternative Market-Based Measures (MBMs)" by Edmund Hughes Green Marine Associates that ECSA had commissioned together International Chamber of Art I think it is a good thing that the

Remembering that one of the most significant results of the study was to highlight the lack of correspondence between ETS and complexity and diversity of the many segments that make up the shipping industry, ECSA Secretary-General Martin Dorsman noted that "the characteristics of the many types of ships, contractual and operators, which connote a very high complex that is unlikely to be addressed in effective or appropriate way, suggest that a pragmatic approach on the part of politics, as it is already demonstrated by the European Parliament's recommendation to continue to leave the truck outside the transport EU ETS. Moreover - said Dorsman - a Such a measure would undermine international negotiations to implement IMO's initial strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions greenhouse gases of ships and would increase political tension with countries potentially leading to commercial disputes.'

The Secretary-General of the Association of European Shipowners found that the study also reveals "the dominance of small and medium-sized enterprises in the shipping sector, for which - underlined - "administrative burdens and costs other market-based measures would be should be the subject of a particular politicians' consideration.'

The use of ETS funds from shipping - added Dorsman - should be the subject of particular attention: "Depending on its final structure -- it explained - most likely revenue from the ETS would not support efficiency projects and, in this way, will not facilitate the energy transition of the sector.'

"ECSA," urged Dorsman, "calls on all politicians to discuss this with industry and openly address both the pros and against action by the EU and the different options Policies. We intend - he concluded - to contribute fully examining the impact assessment that, we insist, is absolutely necessary.'

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