Category Archives: Energy Efficiency

Oil consumption of containerships

Preface.  Since 90% of international goods move by ships, I was curious about how much fuel they burned.  It’s a lot: The very large container ship CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin above, which can carry 18,000 20-foot containers, carries approximately 4.5 … Continue reading

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Automated vehicles: more driving, energy wasted, & congestion

Preface. There’s no need to actually worry about how automated vehicles will be used and their potential congestion, energy use, and whether there are enough rare earth minerals to make them possible, because they simply can never be fully automated, … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency and Use: Ships vs Rail vs Truck vs Air

Distance Traveled for One Ton of Cargo Using 1 kWh of Energy The transportation of freight relies on a variety of modes, each having its own level of energy performance. The energy benefits of economies of scale in maritime shipping … Continue reading

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