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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

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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