Benefits of container shipping
There are numerous benefits to container shipping, one of the key ones being increased efficiency.
A large container ship could carry over 200,000 sea containers in a single year, and around 8000 on a single voyage. It would take hundreds of aircraft and fleets of trucks to get anywhere near moving the same amount of freight.
This is also why Ocean Container shipping is the most environmentally friendly method of transportation. Producing less exhaust gas emissions than rail freight, road freight or air freight. Vetting agency RightShip has developed an online “GHG Emissions Rating” as a systemised way for the industry to compare a ship’s CO2 emissions to similar sized vessels. The use of higher rated ships can deliver significantly lower CO2 emissions across the voyage length.