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How much fuel an hour does a cargo ship use?

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2009-01-14 14:36:01
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Obviously it depends of the size of the ship, of its speed and of the type of engine. For instance a new 220m long container ship, sailing at 23 knots, uses about 3 or 4 tons of heavy fuel an hour.

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