Thursday, June 7, 2012

Recent shipping achievements in protection of the marine environment

World Environment Day 5 June 2012

This World Environment Day the Australian Shipowners Association (ASA)
reflects on the recent achievements in environmental protection the shipping
industry has made and looks towards a sustainable future and how shipping can
be an important part of the green economy.

International shipping carries 90% of world trade, and is the most carbon efficient
form of long haul bulk transport, being responsible for only 2.7% of global
greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, the recent international agreement at the
International Maritime Organization (IMO) – the first ever for an entire industry
sector – will, through technical and operational measures, reduce global ship
sourced emissions even further.

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