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Danish shipowners repeat calls for uniform global environmental legislation

The Danish Shipowners’ Association has repeated calls for uniform global environmental legislation while launching a new website today.

The site, called Navigating Responsibly, highlights the efficiency of maritime transport and services and illustrates how the Danish shipping industry is working to reduce its impact on the environment and the climate.

“The Danish Shipowners’ Association is working continuously to ensure an effective and ambitious climate and environmental regulation of shipping,” said Maria Bruun Skipper, a director at the association, adding: “But it is crucial that the regulation is global and that it is enforced uniformly and effectively. This is the only way to avoid distortion of competition whilst ensuring a real impact on the environment.”

Danish owners have long been championing the issue of uniform global environmental legislation for shipping, fearing that their pioneering green efforts, if not replicated elsewhere, will lead to an unlevel playing field.

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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