Maritime transportation is energy efficient and environmentally friendly
Did you know?
Maritime transportation accounts for 90% of cross-border world trade by volume, but only uses 7% of all the energy consumed in the transport sector. Maritime is responsible for only 2% of global transportation emissions.
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A truck can move 151 miles per ton of cargo for every gallon of fuel consumed, a railcar can move 472, but inland marine vessels can move 675 miles!
Emissions by transportation mode
Moving goods by barge has the
smallest carbon footprint of all modes.
When moving the same amount of cargo:
Green Marine Joins American Maritime Podcast for Earth Day Discussion
In our latest podcast, guest host Jennifer Carpenter from the American Waterways Operators is joined by Dr. Eleanor Kirtley from Green Marine to discuss environmental sustainability initiatives across the U.S. maritime industry. Jennifer and Dr. Kirtley also cover President Biden’s new push to increase offshore wind infrastructure and recent activity in the U.S. Congress on reducing carbon emissions in maritime.
Watch Discussion on Sustainability in American Maritime
You can also watch a video of AMP’s wide-ranging discussion with Green Marine here.