European shipping reports 150m tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2018

The total carbon dioxide emissions from large ships operating in European waters came to more than 150 million tonnes in 2018

The total carbon dioxide emissions from large ships transporting goods or passengers within, to or from the European Economic Area came to more than 150 million tonnes in 2018, according to a new database.

The Thetis system, set up by the European Maritime Safety Agency, has published for the first time self-reported data from nearly 11,000 ships on their total CO2 emissions, fuel consumption, vessel type and hours at sea, among other information.

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