The European Commission is pressing ahead with plans to draw up final legislative proposals by the end of June covering a European Union emissions trading system (EU ETS) for shipping.

Brussels insists it is still working to the original timetable of 1 January 2022 for implementation.

And yet the exact nature of how the EU ETS will be structured still remains unclear amid a barrage of criticism from industry around the world.

You have to think that some in shipping would be better placed trying to find solutions than just blocking progress.