EU ETS in European road transport

According to the European Union Climate Law, all EU Member States must take joint measures to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest. By 2030, the target is a 55% net reduction in carbon dioxide emissions compared to 1990 levels.

Maritime transport is estimated to be responsible for around 3-4% of carbon dioxide emissions in the European Union. Shipping companies must become part of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) as of 1.1.2024.

Nearly all of the freight traffic between Finland and Europe crosses the Baltic sea. Cargo surcharges (ETS) based on the new regulations of shipping companies will be added as an additional charge to our road freight rates for European traffic from the beginning of 2024. The initial surcharge is valid from 1.1.2024 to 31.3.2024 and will be reassessed for the following quarters.

More details are available from our sales department along with the freight rate agreement updates.