World fleet 60% larger than 2008, but emitting 18% less carbon

Despite the global merchant fleet being 60% bigger than in 2008, its carbon footprint has dropped by 18% over the last 11 years, according to data from Clarkson Research Services.

The latest Clarkson weekly report shows that the the fuel consumption and the carbon output of the world fleet is lower today (~820m tonnes of carbon) than in 2008 (~1,000m tonnes), despite moving 35% more cargo and there being 60% more tonnage on the water.

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