October 21, 2021

ECSA supports the objective of the FuelEU Maritime proposal to foster the uptake of cleaner fuels in shipping. However, the proposal may become a missed opportunity due to enforcement loopholes.

Making the EU fuel suppliers responsible for meeting the fuel standards will substantially address the enforcement concerns and will be consistent with other proposals of the ‘Fit for 55’package.

Fostering demand is key and the incentives and tools provided by the proposals of the ‘Fit for 55’ package should be used.

Flexibility is welcomed but double requirements should be avoided. A new MRV system is unceccesary and burdensome.

Finally, ships should not be penalised when Onshore Power Supply is not available in ports.