Maersk’s Skou suggests US$450/tonne bunker tax, MSC’s Toft backs carbon pricing and decarbonisation R&D fund

Søren Skou, CEO of AP Moller – Maersk, has proposed a carbon tax on ship fuel of at least US$450 per tonne of fuel, which translates to around US$150 per tonne of CO2.

The boss of the Danish giant described it as “a levy to bridge the gap between the fossil fuels consumed by vessels today and greener alternatives that are currently more expensive,” in his LinkedIn post on 2 June.

Two days later, Soren Toft, CEO of the second-largest container line in the world and 2M Alliance Maersk’s partner,...

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