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Old 02-21-2012, 12:37 PM   #148 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by SentraSE-R View Post
I am revisiting the issue after reading this article,
I wonder why the article targets Maersk - a company that's doing more than it officially needs to, to reduce the impact of its operations.

But their fuel use and emissions needs to be reduced, that's for sure.
Both the US and EU are actually doing just that.

If a company tries to do a lot better, it'll price itself out of the market - a market driven by all of us, wanting our stuff cheap even if it comes from the other side of the world.

Certainly my paltry 226 gallons of gasoline burned last year and 11,650 miles driven aren't even a hiccup of a giant cargo ship's pollution
No, but there's lots of cars, and they don't do what these ships do : moving massive amounts of stuff over huge distances.
Do that using trucks, and the picture would be even bleaker.

These ships need like 85% loading or they're operating at a loss.
How many trucking companies have 80+ % loading ratios ?
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