Container Ships And Bulk Tankers To Go Nuclear?

Container Ships And Bulk Tankers To Go Nuclear?

via Container Ships And Bulk Tankers To Go Nuclear? – Latest industry shipping news from the Handy Shipping Guide.

With the move to more expensive low sulfur oil to meet port air quality standards and the continuing focus on shipping’s carbon load (http://www.shippingefficiency.org/) it’s seems natural that the nuclear option is on the the table.

However, there are moves already afoot to address air quality (Plug-in-Power Set for Massive Growth at Major Ports) and international shipping accounts for a carbon load of under 3% or equivalent to 6% of the contribution made by US and China alone. The risk of putting nuclear power/fuel out on a difficult to regulate open market may vastly outweigh the benefit.

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