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    European Union extends emissions trading scheme to maritime transport and shipping companies

    The European Union Parliament has decided to integrate shipping companies into the Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) from 2024.

    The inclusion of the transport sector in the ETS is part of the EU's Green Deal Agenda and the Fit for 55 package to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% (compared to 1990 levels) by 2030. 

    The scheme aims to encourage companies to reduce their CO2 emissions by making it more advantageous to reduce emissions than to buy allowances.

    This is how maritime transport will be integrated into the emissions trading scheme

    Shipping companies will have to surrender allowances corresponding to their emissions according to the following timetable:

    The costs of the ETS will be passed on to shipping companies and ferry route users. 

    We will inform you about the policy at DB Schenker in December. For more information, please visit the EU ETS website ( or contact your local DB Schenker contact.

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