Sootfree for the Climate Campaign demands that shippers require clean ships – and shows it would cost very little
Just 15 of the worlds cargo ships may emit as much pollution as all of the world cars, with devastating effects on the climate the public health.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) estimates that almost three percent of worldwide Carbon dioxide emissions are from shipping, along with huge amounts of particulate matter and other pollutants, and projects that to rise 2-3 times by 2050 if no action is taken.
Do you know shipping companies could slash their air pollution emissions without appreciably increasing the cost of shipped goods simply by substituting clean diesel for bunker fuel, adding particle filters, and implementing selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems?
The implementation of these measures would reduce black carbon emissions by 99 per cent, nitrogen oxide emissions by 97 per cent and the emissions of other toxic substances such as toxic metal oxides by more than 99 per cent.