Title: Cost Effectiveness Analysis of the Emission Abatement in the Shipping Sector
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC49334
ISBN: 978-92-79-11280-5
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 23715 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC49334
DOI: 10.2788/77899
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Maritime transport is generally considered environmental friendly compared with other transportation means. Nevertheless, shipping emissions give an important contribution to the global anthropogenic pollution and are a significant source of damage to environment and human health. Contrary to land bases sources, few regulations exist and shipping emissions are expected to grow as a consequence of increasing transport volume. For this reason, both technological improvement and international legislation are urgently needed. This report summarizes the NOx SOx and CO2 abated technologies and provide an overview of the costs and benefits related to potential emissions reductions. Investigating the cost effectiveness of specific emission measure, this report provides important information for transport sustainability. However, to break the connection between maritime transport and environmental damage, stricter emission regulation and powerful economic instruments are also needed.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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