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    European Union extends Emissions Trading System (ETS) to include shipping industry and ferry operators

    The European Parliament has decided that shipping companies should be included in the Emissions Trading System (ETS) from 2024.

    The initiative to include the transport sector in the ETS is part of the EU Green Deal and the 'Fit for 55' program, which aims to tackle climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 (compared to 1990 levels). 

    The aim of the plan is to make companies that emit greenhouse gases take responsibility for their emissions and pay for them. 

    Timetable for the plan 

    Shipping companies must submit allowances corresponding to a proportion of their emissions according to the following timetable: 

    Costs associated with the ETS will be passed on to those who use shipping companies/ferry routes. 
    More information on how DB Schenker will handle this by December. 
    For more information, please visit: EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) ( 

    If you want to know more or have any questions, please get in touch with your DB Schenker contact person. 

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