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Table 3 2018 CO2 emissions by ship type; EU MRV data

From: Shipping and the Paris climate agreement: a focus on committed emissions

Ship type Number of ships with fuel and CO2 data Total fuel/year (Mt) Total CO2/year (MtCO2) Average CO2 /ship/year (tCO2)
Bulk Carriers 3311 5.57 17.46 5272
Chemical Tankers 1268 2.91 9.13 7199
Combination Carriers 7 0.03 0.08 12,013
Container Ships 1665 14.04 44.07 26,467
Container Ro-Ro Cargo 72 0.46 1.43 19,890
Gas Carriers 294 0.79 2.45 8340
General Cargo Ships 1048 1.87 5.88 5612
LNG Carriers 194 1.90 5.46 28,154
Oil Tankers 1686 5.62 17.67 10,479
Other Ship Types 104 0.33 1.03 9933
Passenger Ships 146 2.03 6.39 43,776
Refrigerated Cargo 140 0.57 1.78 12,730
Ro Pax 344 4.30 13.78 40,060
Ro-Ro 257 1.89 5.91 23,009
Vehicle Carriers 433 1.62 5.07 11,702
TOTAL 10,966 43.94 137.65 12,553
  1. Source: EU MRV database. NB: EU “passenger ship” definition equates to “cruise ships” in Clarksons
  2. MtCO2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide