The European Commission started a consultation on whether the EU needs to do more on the environmental impact of shipping. The consultation is open until 22 April.
A consultation on the 2009 EU Maritime Strategy opened this week, as part of a mid-term review. It asks whether the strategy should place greater importance on shipping’s environmental performance. The Commission inquiry also aims to find out whether respondents “see a strong trade-off between the environmental performance and the competitiveness of the EU maritime transport sector”.