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Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics: committed to 'green' shipping
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics is an environmental forerunner in the shipping industry, committed to delivering a sustainable future with a vision of one day having a zero emissions supply chain.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is currently implementing the necessary strategies needed to reduce its environmental impacts and remain competitive in a global marketplace. In order to achieve these goals, all WWL daily activities follow a five-part strategic environmental framework.
Green Shipping - The huge maritime corportation Wallenius Wilhelmsen has brought forward conceptual plans for the Orcelle - the "green flagship". It'd be powered by a combo of sails, solar energy, fuel cells - no ballast water, fewer toxic chemicals -
Cost of container shipping - Shipping a container across the Pacific can cost as little as $500 - about $0.02 per Kg. -
Over 100 million 20 ft containers move port to port every year - Acc to World Shipping Council, equt of more than 100 million 20 ft containers (or TEUs - twenty foot equivalent units) moves from port to port each year. Each carries about 24 tons -
New shipping vessels - New shipping vessels are classified as Panamax or post-Panamax, Panamax ships are as big as the Panama Canal can accommodate; post-Panamax are larger, typically 1150 feet (350 m) long and 130 ft (40 m) wide. One of these ships can carry as many as 6600 twenty ft containers. And ship designers are planning ships that are at least three times as large -
Commercial shipping emits as much particulates as cars - Globally, commercial ships emit almost half as much particulate matter pollutants into the air as the total amount released by the world?s cars, according to a new study led by NOAA and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ship pollutants affect local air quality and the health of people living along coastlines. The findings appeared online 25 February in the Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres, a publication of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). - http://www.greencarcongress.com/2009/02/commercial-ship.html