Maritime transport at the European level: What changes should be put in place?

Maritime transport at the European level: What changes should be put in place?

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from shipping is one of the twelve main lines of action of the European Commission’s “Fit-for-55” package. There is indeed an urgent need for action: since … emissions from this sector have increased by … . There are many challenges to reducing emissions from the sector, the first being the global nature of this traffic, which is regulated through the IMO. The IMO has recently made commitments to reduce its emissions, but these must now be implemented, between direct reduction and compensation mechanisms. Then there is the question of taking action on the entire sector, from port logistics to shipbuilding, a process that requires significant investments. What is the strategy for the maritime world, and what are the priorities towards achieving the “Fit-for-55” objective?


  • Christophe Clergeau, Member of the European Committee of the Regions

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  • Antoine Gillod, Coordinator, Climate Chance Observatory

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  • Stéphanie Lesage, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Airseas
  • Tommaso Spanevello, Head of European Affairs, HAROPA Port
  • Lise Detrimont, General Delegate, Wind Ship Association, France
  • Alberto Cappato, Secretary of the International Association of Port Cities (AIVP)
  • Ludmila Osipova, Researcher at International Council on Clean Transportation