Learn how much the global fleet pollutes in ports

How much do the world's ships pollute when berthed in ports? Which ship types pollute the most? And where does most of this pollution occur? A new OECD analysis addresses these questions. Find the answers here.

Antwerpen Port | Photo: Port of Antwerp

The commercial fleet pollutes a great deal when ships are berthed in ports. The OECD has published a new analysis reviewing exactly how much.

The analysis shows that the global fleet in 2011 - the latest year in which data has been gathered - sent 18 million tons CO2 into the atmosphere, 0.40 million tons NOx and 0.2 million tons SOx. Emissions in ports account for two percent of all emissions from ships. Two ship types are the biggest sinners in terms of the various forms of emissions, says the OECD.

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