The shipping industry doesn`t hasten to order eco-friendly vessels
Despite ambitious green plans, the shipping industry has been slow to order eco-friendly vessels, the Wall Street Journal writes.
As noted by TASS, given the acute urgency of the problem of climate change, one would expect an influx of orders for "green" ships, but this is not happening, a top manager of one of the
Chinese state shipbuilding corporations told the publication.
"We have some preliminary developments and requests, but orders are coming for ordinary ships," he said.
According to the climate strategy adopted by the International Maritime Organization IMO, the regulator of the shipping industry under the United Nations, in 2018, the energy efficiency of the global fleet should increase by at least 40% by 2030, and by 2050 the shipping industry should halve its greenhouse gas emissions. with the 2008 level. A revision of the strategy is planned for 2023, and these deadlines are likely to be tightened.