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Shipping fleet emissions worldwide 2019, by type

The global fleet of bulk carriers, oil tankers, and container ships emit approximately 440 million metric tons of carbon dioxide. This is roughly 85 percent of the total emissions produced by the global shipping fleet. The shipping industry accounts for roughly three percent of global emissions.

Shipping fleet emissions worldwide in 2019, by type*

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Release date

July 2020



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Special properties

Ships of over 1,000 gross tons

Supplementary notes

*Figures are approximations; **General cargo includes multipurpose transport and other unclassified vessels; ***Large ferries included. There is another ~8k+ of ferries < 1,000 gross tons

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