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SeaIntel: The role of mega vessels in global CO2 efforts

Shipping looks set to be included in a global climate agreement at the UN summit in December. The routes between Asia and North Europe have the biggest environmental advantage due to the mega-vessels, reports SeaIntel.

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The new mega ships currently being deployed by container carriers on the main trades between the Far East and Europe will deliver a significant contribution from the shipping industry, which looks set to be included in a global climate agreement this December, according to analyst agency SeaIntel.

"The Asia-Europe trade lane will increasingly become more environmentally sustainable as even more mega-ships will be delivered in the future. In anticipation of the forthcoming regulations which will most likely affect the container industry after the Paris agreement in December, it is clear that economies of scale of larger vessels can definitely play a positive role for the industry when it comes to reduction of CO2 emissions," says SeaIntel.

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