CO2 (in grams) emitted per metric tonne of freight per km of transportation


Source: The Low Carbon Leaders Project, developed under the umbrella of the UN Global Compact’s Caring for Climate Initiative and in cooperation with World Wildlife Fund.

fastfacts_2 of global CO2 emissions are created by transport with fastfacts_3 created by the airline industry.

90% of trade is carried by the international shipping industry.

One large ship emits as much sulphur as 50 million cars.

Average lifespan:

Sources: A.P. Moller Maersk Group,, IATA, International Energy Agency, International Maritime Organization, Wired