Greenhouse Gas Emission due to Fuel Consumption in Maritime Transportation

Kadir Mersin, Sezer Ramazan


Container shipping is an important part of transportation. It also plays a vital role in global trade. The most important cost item for shipping liners consists of bunker consumption. In the study, we analysed bunker consumption of a 3000 TEU container ship. Ship’s operation time in the ports were ignored. Also the ship’s weight (containing its cargo) is neglected. The only weight is the weight of the fuel in the tank which is represented as ∇ and there was no breakdowns during its voyage. In addition, carbon dioxide emission, sulfur oxide emission and particulate matter (PM) emission, which directly affect human health, during the voyage of the ship were examined and this amount was calculated.

Keywords: Maritime Transportation, GHG Emission, Fuel Consumption

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/6-09-03

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ISSN (online) 2422-8702