As we move closer to an EU Emissions Trading scheme for shipping, pleas by shipowners for charterers to adopt Bimco’s emissions trading clause which aims to divide the burden between the parties are falling on deaf ears, it seems. One broker told TradeWinds that charterers are pushing back on clauses to cover the future cost of emissions, with the implementation of the EU ETS ― which calls for owners to pay a substantial levy ― potentially coming into force at the turn of the year.