DIRTY SOX DUE FOR BIG CHANGE
Shipping accounts for about 3% of total global emissions and 10% of transport emissions.
That’s roughly equivalent to aviation.
The most polluting by-product is sulphur oxide (SOX), a greenhouse gas that results from the burning of bunker fuel in merchant vessels.
The 15 largest vessels produce more SOX than all the world’s cars combined.
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the UN body responsible for governing the global shipping industry, has pledged to cut emissions in half by 2050.
How will the shipping industry face up to this huge challenge?