German owners confront challenging market

"Shipping needs to play its part in reducing CO2. But once you introduce a measure it can be very costly, so it needs to be thought through carefully beforehand." Martin Kröger, managing director, German Shipowners Association VDR

For one of the world’s biggest merchant fleets, environmental regulation and efficiency improvements remain high on the agenda even in the face of economic uncertainty, Martin Kröger, managing director of German shipowners association VDR, tells The Motorship.

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