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EC study backs speed limits for ships

A study funded by the European Commission (EC) and led by CE Delft has come out in favour of implementing speed limits for ships, saying it is one of only a few ways the shipping industry can meet its pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Capping the average speed at 20 per cent below 2012 levels could reduce annual CO2 emissions in 2030 by 24 to 34 per cent, compared to business-as-usual, according to the study.

Source: Ship&Bunker, 3 May 2019. Link to the study “Study on methods and considerations for the determination of greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for international shipping”:


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