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Skou pitches minimum $450 per tonne of fuel tax on ships in the ‘medium term’

It is unclear when exactly this fuel tax should reach the level Skou proposed, but a company spokesperson clarified it would not be immediate and said that it could start at $50 per tonne of CO2 in 2027

Maersk's chief executive said the company advocates a global tax of at least $450 per tonne of fuel oil — around $150 per tonne of CO2 — ‘in the medium term at the current oil price’ to bridge the gap between fossil and zero carbon fuels

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