On the wires: CMA CGM leads the (almost) one-horse LNG box ship race
A risky bet to nowhere?
Too little, too late? The shipping industry seems finally to have woken up to the fact that the EU’s sulphur emissions rules come into effect in January, and they are not ready.
This is a compelling, short and simple film (which you can watch without sound) from the UK Chamber of Shipping, urging the EU and the UK government for more time. As it notes, diesel prices are set to rise dramatically, hitting the trucking industry and car drivers and, it warns, will lead to the loss of jobs. The EU started this discussion more two and a half years before the rules come into effect – but the industry is complaining with just six months to go.