Norway’s shipping industry wants the government to support its green transition with a climate package

Bjørnar Selnes SkjæranPhoto: Torstein Bøe / NTB
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Norwegian shipping companies are far behind schedule to reach the goal of halving emissions by 2030. Minister Bjørnar Skjæran promised cooperation to reach the goal.

According to the newspaper E24, the shipping companies in Norway should have had 239 green ships ordered to be on track with the climate target. At the turn of the year, 46 such vessels were commissioned.

“We have been promised to be heard in the process but are still waiting for concrete dialogue. We’re all sitting and just waiting for the government,” Tor Arne Borge, CEO of Kystrederiene, stated.

The shipping industry organization has 200 member companies.

Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bjørnar Skjæran (AP) admitted that things are moving too slowly in domestic shipping.

“But we will work hard together with the industry to reach the goal,” Skjæran stated, adding that the government does not plan to pick up the whole bill.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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