NGOs' solution to climate problem: Sail slower

The merchant fleet's CO2 emissions could be reduced by a third if carriers just decreased their speed, reveals a new study commissioned by two environmental NGOs.

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"Slow down!"

This is the call from two NGOs to operators of the global merchant fleet of container, bulk, and tanker vessels, in order to address one of the shipping industry's biggest challenges: The large-scale reduction of CO2 emissions.

According to a study carried out by CE Delft for the NGOs, Seas at Risk and Transport & Environment, a third of maritime CO2 emissions could be slashed by regulating ship speed.

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