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15 of the world’s largest cargo ships pollute as much as 760 million cars. Cargo ships are the most pollutive transportation vehicles on planet earth.

  • The world’s biggest container ships have 109,000 horsepower engines which weigh 2,300 tons.

  • Each ship expects to operate 24hrs a day for about 280 days a year

  • There are 90,000 ocean-going cargo ships.

  • Shipping is responsible for 18-30% of all the world’s nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution and 9% of the global sulphur oxide (SOx) pollution.

  • One large ship can generate about 5,000 tonnes of sulphur oxide (SOx) pollution in a year.

  • 70% of all ship emissions are within 400km of land.

  • 85% of all ship pollution is in the northern hemisphere.

  • Shipping is responsible for 3.5% to 4% of all climate change emissions.

Via: Health Risks of Shipping Pollution Underestimated, The Guardian

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    marine engineering? yes, most definitely!! ^^
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    15 of the world’s largest cargo ships pollute as much as 760 million cars. Cargo ships are the most pollutive...
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    Hmm true true. Without the shipping Industry the world would just stop
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