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What is the total fuel consumption of container ship sector?

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03/01/2008

According to the Study of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ships report to International Maritime Organization (IMO) (2000), in 1996, 138 million tons of bunker fuel were consumed by the global maritime industry. Container ships were estimated to have generated approximately 14.6% of the total CO2 emissions from ships, which suggests they consumed 14.6% of the total fuel, or 20 million tons. The size, number and horsepower of container ships has increased significantly since then, but this is a good starting point. See: http://unfccc.int/files/methods_and_science/emissions_from_intl_transport/application/pdf/imoghgmain.pdf