Satisfaction of the Greek Shipowners' Association with the allocation of EU ETS costs to commercial operators of ships
Travlos: The European Parliament demonstrates its determination to promote solutions that take into account the proposals of the shipping industry as a strategic partner of the EU
June 23, 2022
To complain precisely about the fact that the text attributes these costs only to commercial operators of ships has been today the World Shipping Council, the international association that represents shipping companies that perform services of line, companies on which evidently would fall such charges being mostly commercial operators of ships of their fleets, whether or not they own them.
If the European shipowners' association ECSA has instead accepted with satisfaction the european Parliament's vote in favour, precisely because the approved text requires the transfer mandatory EU ETS costs to traders of ships, equally positive was the comment of the Greek Shipowners' Association: 'with its resolution - commented the president of the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS), Melina Travlos - the European Parliament sends a strong message and demonstrates its determination to promote solutions that take into account the proposals of the shipping as a strategic partner of the EU'. Appreciation of the UGS is specifically aimed at the fact that operators commercial ships must be held responsible for own operational choices. In addition, the Greek association has expressed satisfaction also with the recognition by the EU Parliament the need to create an Ocean Fund to finance the decarbonisation of maritime transport.
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