A pair of Nikes will see marginal price increase from greener shipping

The price of usual consumer goods such as shoes and fridges will remain largely unchanged following the green transformation of shipping, concludes analysis by NGO Transport & Environment.

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Although the shipping industry warns that the sector’s green transformation will be a costly affair, a new analysis from NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) shows that the added expense for consumers will be negligible.

In the analysis, T&E examines the future increase of a pair of running shoes if they are to be transported from China to Europe on a container ship running on alternativ fuels based on sustainable hydrogen, so-called e-fuels.

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