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The ETS aims to significantly reduce emissions by 2030 and bring them to net zero by 2050.
All shortsea routes involving Interteam’s trades and vessels with a gross registered number of more than 5000 will be subject to the EU ETS from 01.01.2024.
Under the EU ETS, any shipping company with ships calling at or leaving ports in the EU or EEA will be required to comply. This means that shipping companies must buy emission allowances for each ton of CO2 to cover their CO2 emissions each year.
The amount of CO2 emissions will be limited and supply and demand will determine the price of emission allowances. As a result, allowances [European Emission Allowances (EUAs)] will increase in price over time.
For voyages between EU and non-EU countries (e.g. UK), emission allowances must be purchased for 50% of the distance between the two ports.
On short-sea routes between the EU and the UK, the ETS therefore only applies to 50% of the route for the time being. However, the UK is developing its own variant of the ETS, which is expected to be introduced in the coming years.
Roll-out schedule (EU):
In the first step, shipping companies will go through a phase-in period. In 2024, allowances for 40% of total emissions must be purchased. This will increase to 70% in 2025 and finally reach 100% in 2026.
The costs of the ETS, joint compliance and climate change mitigation, and GHG emission reductions will have to be absorbed by the market. The surcharge introduced is not a means to make a profit! The cost per tonne of carbon dioxide can be tracked*. A monthly surcharge will be introduced from 01.01.2024. Final cost calculations are currently being made. Further information will follow.
*Cost per tonne of carbon dioxide: https://ember-climate.org/data/data-tools/carbon-price-viewer/
Extension of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme to maritime transport: https://climate.ec.europa.eu/eu-action/transport/reducing-emissions-shipping-sector/faq-maritime-transport-eu-emissions-trading-system-ets_en#extension-of-the-eu-emissions-trading-system-to-maritime-transport
The UK government has published the final “Border Target Operating Model”, which addresses the phased introduction of full customs controls on so-called SPS (animal products and plant products) goods.
The timing of the phased introduction has been adjusted (see below).
Animal products and plant products are to be classified into three different risk classes in the future.
The requirements for importation are derived from the risk classification. Accordingly, when importing SPS goods from the EU or another third country with a low risk, a prior notification or a health certificate will no longer be required. Health certificates are to be gradually digitized.
31.10.2023 –> 31.01.2024:
– For animal products and plant products with a medium risk, the submission of veterinary certificates and phytosanitary certificates will become mandatory
31.01.2024 –> 30.04.2024:
– For animal products and plant products with a medium risk, controls (physical controls and verification of documents) at border control posts such as Border Control Post or BCP will be introduced.
– Mandatory submission of entry summary declarations (Safety and Security declarations) for imports from the EU analogous to the existing procedure for import from third countries.
Due to the German government’s toll amendment law, new toll rates and a CO2 toll will be introduced. The toll exemption for natural gas-powered vehicles will be abolished and vehicles over 3.5 tonnes will also be subject to tolls.
Offers and prices for transport logistics services will be adjusted to the toll increase on 01.12.2023.
Step-by-step increase in detail:
Toll increase for HGVs due to new road cost report
The toll rate in cents per kilometre for an articulated vehicle with more than 4 axles, emission class 6 and a gross vehicle weight of more than 18 tonnes is 19 cents.
A CO2 surcharge will be levied for the HGV toll: a surcharge of €200.00 will be due per tonne of CO2. In return, a new tariff feature will be introduced in the form of the CO2 emission class. This means that for vehicles with a technically permissible gross weight of 7.5 tonnes or more, a partial toll rate for CO2 emissions will be added to the existing toll.
The toll rate in cents per kilometre for an articulated lorry with more than 4 axles, emission class 6 and a gross vehicle weight of more than 18 tonnes will then be 34.8 cents from 1 December 2023.
The toll exemption for vehicles powered by natural gas will cease on 31.12.2023. From 01.01.2024, vehicles powered by natural gas will be divided into pollutant classes in the same way as vehicles powered by diesel and will be subject to tolls.
From 01.07.2024, all vehicles with a technically permissible total mass of more than 3.5 tonnes will be subject to tolls.
Emission-free vehicles remain exempt from the toll until 31.12.2025.
The HGV levy is suspended until 31 July 2023 because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
From 1 August 2023, drivers resp. hauliers need to pay the levy before entering the UK if the HGV:
- is not registered in the UK
- weighs more than 12,000kg
Accordingly, both British and international drivers or transporters must register and pay the levy before entering the United Kingdom, otherwise penalties and fines may be imposed.
Registration and levy rates:
Interteam Spedition offers full load transports to Italy. Shipments from Eastern Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Sachsen-Anhalt and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. With standard-, mega-trailer or 45′ container.
Our sales team looks forward to your enquiries: email@example.com
The British government has published a draft for the Border Target Operating Model, which deals with the gradual introduction of full customs controls for the so-called SPS goods (animal products and plant products).
Animal products and plant products are to be classified in three different risk classes in the future.
The requirements for imports are derived from the risk classification. Accordingly, the import of SPS goods from the EU or another third country with a low risk will no longer require a prior notification or a health certificate. Health certificates are to be gradually digitised.
- For animal products and plant products with a medium risk, the submission of veterinary certificates and phytosanitary certificates will become mandatory.
- For animal products and plant products with a medium risk, controls (physical controls and verification of documents) at border control posts such as Border Control Post will be introduced.
- Mandatory submission of entry summary declarations (safety and security declarations) for imports from the EU analogous to the existing procedure for imports from third countries.
Sustainability, consideration and environmental awareness are very much at the forefront of all our actions!
For Interteam as a company, holistic sustainable behaviour is important!
Through a large provider of sustainability ratings, we have had our sustainability performance evaluated in the areas of environment, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement. The results and the internal work and procedural instructions also form the basis for an economical use of resources. Interteam Speditionsgesellschaft supports environmentally conscious actions by its employees. Transport services are to be provided in an environmentally friendly manner, in particular by using and exploiting multimodal transport chains.
In addition, Interteam offsets unavoidable CO2 emissions on a pro rata and voluntary basis.We offset with a non-profit organisation that is certified according to the Gold Standard (Standardization for climate protection projects developed by WWF and 40 other NGOs). Reforestation and forest protection projects are used for the compensation.
We offer our clients CO2 offsetting for the transport services they book with us. The CO2 emissions generated during transport are determined realistically on the basis of actual road kilometres travelled, vehicle and emission classes. Certificates are issued for the offset, showing the project location, time and quantity of the offset, as well as the registration number.
Contact us: Nachhaltigkeit@interteam.eu
Interteam’s CSR performance has been assessed by Ecovadis (Sustainability Rating). Interteam has thereby made an additional due diligence contribution to meeting the requirements under the Supply Chain Act. The sustainability performance is rated with good and it is above the average industry rating. The overall sustainability rating is bronze.
UK importers need to move to the Customs Declaration Service now. If they do not, they will not be able to import goods into the UK from 01.10.2022.
Information: Customs Update
Contacts: Imports and exports: general enquiries