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NGO: Ships are less energy efficient than in 1990

A new report from Seas at Risk and Transport & Environment shows that the energy efficiency of vessels is less now than it was in 1990. "Important contribution to the IMO's debate on energy efficiency," says ship engineer and consultant Hans Otto Kristensen.

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The merchant fleet is actually less energy efficient now than it was 25 years ago. In spite of numerous initiatives to make vessels more energy efficient as well as various international regulations, ships are currently releasing more CO2 per transport unit, than they did back in the 1980s and 1990s.

This is the conclusion from a report compiled by CE Delft for the Brussels-based environmental NGO, Transport & Environment and Seas at Risk.

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