Shipping may struggle to explain CO2 fluctuations

CO2 emissions from Danish carriers in 2015 seem to be headed in the wrong direction. But there is a good explanation for the development, says Maria Bruun Skipper, Deputy Director of the Danish Shipowners' Association, in comments to ShippingWatch.

Do Danish carriers now have greater CO2 emissions than before? The most recent data about the carriers' greenhouse gas emissions from 2015 indicate that they do.

Since 2008, the Danish Shipowners' Association has collected data from its members about CO2 emissions measured in relation to fleet size. As evident when looking at the graph further below, this seems to have gone in the wrong direction in 2015 compared to previous years.

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