Whilst transporting goods by sea is the most efficient means of moving cargo over long distances, in 2014 the maritime sector emitted nearly 1 billion tonnes of CO2, representing nearly 3% of global emissions. 

The GHG Rating was developed to reduce CO2 missions from shipping by: 

  • providing transparent information on vessel efficiency to inform selection activities
  • addressing market barriers relating to energy efficiency in the maritime sector, and
  • rewarding those investing in efficiency measures such as shipowners and their financiers
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