Thermal Science (Jan 2019)

Review of CO2 emission and reducing methods in maritime transportation

  • Mersin Kadir,
  • Bayirhan İrsad,
  • Gazioglu Cem

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 23, no. Suppl. 6
pp. 2073 – 2079


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Despite the lowest CO2 emission in terms of payload per unit mile, commercial marine fleet transport is responsible for approximately 1 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions per year and 2.7% of the total global CO2 emission. To keep the world’s surface temperature below critical +2°C, International Maritime Organization works with alternative methods on a ton / mile basis to reduce existing CO2 emissions. In this study, these methods are analyzed and their advantages and disadvantages are discussed. The future of CO2 emissions was also investigated.