COVID 19: 2020 global shipping CO2 emissions down 1%

Global shipping CO2 emissions decreased 1% last year as the Coronavirus pandemic curtailed 2020 shipping activity, according to maritime data provider Marine Benchmark. CO2 emissions among the ‘Big-3’ – Tankers, Bulkers and Containers – actually increased 1.2%, with a 2.4% decline in Container emissions offset by growth in the Bulker and Tanker sectors. However, the smaller sectors reversed this growth, with cruise ship emissions experiencing the greatest contraction – down 45% – and with steep declines in ferries, roro’s and vehicles carriers consistent with the weak demand. Torbjorn Rydbergh, Marine

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