Thursday, December 9, 2010

Most efficient ship

Sir Richard Branson has launched a new site that tracks the efficiency of ships at sea.  According to they aim to increase information flow around international shipping and help reduce the environmental impact of the world's shipping fleet.  Ryan Skinner asks the real question.  Is this something worthwhile for shipping or a publicity stunt.

If you are a charterer, will you use a site like this to find the best vessel with the least carbon emissions?

Can emission standards be applied to Amver ships on search and rescue cases?  Will lives saved count as carbon offsets?

Tell us what you think.

Photo credit: Folotia

1 comment:

Heather H. said...

I just read that if shipping were a country, it would be the world's sixth largest carbon emitter! Can you imagine? People don't seem to realize the threat that old, inefficient ships pose to the marine environment. And imagine all the trash that the ships clearly don't take back to their ports. I surely welcome such a project as this, although I think it will have more public awareness sense that a real impact on carbon emissions.