More efficiency, less emissions?


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Shipping will have to reduce its CO2 emissions by at least 50% by 2050. The IMO agreement agreed in April of this year has been considered by many policy makers and many stakeholders, including the ports, as a real milestone.

The next, and probably more challenging step, is to define how this target will be reached. Which measures have to be taken? How do we pave the road to Paris for shipping?

When following the discussions over the past months, it seems that very quickly the attention goes to the ports: More efficient ports and port operations will decrease the CO2 emissions of ships entering the ports.

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