The shipping sector is representing 3% of total CO2 emissions and its adverse impact on the environment is the increasing concern. Recognizing the essentiality, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) aims to reduce the Green House Emissions from International Shipping by half by 2050.
Cargo ships of different types and sizes are powered by large marine diesel engines, which can consume large quantities of fuel. A cargo ship could burn 20 to 400 tons of fuel per day, depending on its size and speed; if findings are to be believed, that’s equivalent to the amount of fuel used by approximately 1,000 cars in a single day.
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