More than 100 maritime CEOs want to fight climate change by slowing down ships

Transport - Quartz - Key Takeaway: *Controlling a car’s speed and acceleration can improve its fuel efficiency. The same is true with ships. Following the 2008 financial crisis, cargo ships slowed down to deal with lower trade volumes and cut costs. A 12% reduction in at-sea average speed, known as “slow steaming,” led to an average reduction of 27% in daily fuel consumption and thus fewer greenhouse-gas emissions.*

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