Incentives for Promoting a Green Transport Market
Edited by Ellen Eftestøl-Wilhelmsson, Suvi Sankari and Anu Bask
Chapter 2: Measures for the sustainable shipping of goods
Our style of life and standard of living is very dependent on world trade and, therefore, transport. This chapter discusses possible incentives for reducing GHG emissions in connection with shipping of goods with a particular emphasis on carriage by sea. Deep structural changes may be necessary. A tax on bunker fuel oil is a flexible and good alternative. Certain commercial practices, such as just-in-time, LayCan clauses and systems for queuing in port are disincentives to reduction of GHG emissions and should be reconsidered.
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