Newsroom / CNA
The Cyprus Shipping Chamber expressed its fully supports the EU Shipping Industry’s positions on the EU Green Deal, noting that the shipping industry is fully committed to eradicating its GHG emissions completely as soon as possible in this century.
In a press release issued on the occasion of the European Shipping Week, taking place between 17-21 February in Brussels, the island’s Chamber said that it fully backs the positions expressed by the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) in view of the EU Green Deal recently proposed by the European Commission.
These positions centre around the EU’s ambition to take the lead in combatting climate change, with the European shipping industry expressing its wish to develop into an active contributor to discussions of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on both short-term and long-term measures.
In direct response to the EU Green Deal, the European shipping industry had laid down 8 points where the EU can cooperate with the shipping industry:
- Take the lead in the international regulatory process
- Incentivize the modal shift in transport from roads and air to ferries and short sea shipping - need for an ambitious strategy
- Research and Development - make the EU a frontrunner in low- and zero-carbon technologies
- Port call optimization
- Shore power and infrastructure for alternative fuels
- Establish a green financing programme for the electrification of ferries
- Use the offshore potential for renewable energy