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UK CHAMBER RESPONDS TO GOVERNMENT DECARBONISATION PLAN

UK CHAMBER RESPONDS TO GOVERNMENT DECARBONISATION PLAN

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 

The UK Government has published details of its Transport Decarbonisation plan, which has been broadly welcomed by the national shipowner body UK Chamber of Shipping (UKCS), but UKCS highlighted the need for investment.

UKCS CEO Bob Sanguinetti said: “We welcome the new Transport Decarbonisation Plan with its ambitious targets and we will continue to work closely with DfT to identify the best routes to help the shipping industry decarbonise. But it is also imperative the government takes bold action at the Spending Review and backs the industry with serious investment. To ensure we keep up with countries around the world we need a sea-change in the amount the government invests in the UK shipping and maritime sector. Without funding for electric charging points for ships and technologies to support zero emission shipping, we simply won’t reach the government’s own targets. The Prime Minister must act now to level-up the shipping industry with its automotive and aerospace counterparts, and provide investment for accelerator projects which will support the industry on its decarbonisation journey.”

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