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The executive interview
Bjørn Højgaard: governments will act when supermarket shelves are empty
In each issue, the Bulletin interviews a shipping executive. In this edition, Bjørn Højgaard, CEO of Anglo-Eastern Univan Group in Hong Kong, talks about how he fears the dominos will start to fall if governments do not take the crew change crisis seriously, and how COVID-19 testing can help solve the crisis.
Rapidly shifting landscape for crew change causes alarm
Crew change progress has been slow despite a concerted effort from the maritime community. Now, recurring spikes in COVID-19 infections are leading national authorities to alter their stance on crew changes virtually overnight, leaving ship operators and crew in limbo.
Decoupling of world trade and emissions is a reality for shipping
At the launch of the Fourth International Maritime Organization’s Greenhouse Gas Study, eyes rested primarily on the fact that CO2 emissions from the shipping industry rose between 2012 and 2018. The focus on this six-year period diverted attention from what should not have been missed – the year 2009.
New OECD tax proposals could cost the shipping industry millions
Extensive activities are taking place at The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that have the potential to impose hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars of new taxes on the international liner shipping industry and possibly other areas of shipping.
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