ETA raises concerns about EU emissions rules

European Tugowners Association's concerns include the implications of the ETS for its members (Peter Barker)

The European Tugowners Association (ETA) has raised concerns surrounding the implications of the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) for ports on Europe’s peripheries.

The EU’s ETS scheme for the maritime sector comes into force on 1 January 2024 and while ETA supports the EU’s decarbonisation ambitions for 2050 in terms of the Green Deal, it has raised concerns that “it will severely impact several ports on Europe’s peripheries”.

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