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This is How Much Excess CO2e the Suez Canal Blockage Caused

Posted on the 08 April 2021 by Ecoexperts @TheEcoExperts
This is how much excess CO2e the Suez Canal blockage caused

The Suez Canal blockage caused 6,847 tonnes of excess CO2e*, The Eco Experts has discovered.

As the diagonally wedged Ever Given ship prevented around $10 billion (£7.2 billion) of trade per day, 12 ships were rerouted around Africa, by the Cape of Good Hope.

This decision added around 6,000 miles onto each ship's journey, resulting in a spike in emissions.

* carbon dioxide equivalent, a measurement that converts all greenhouse emissions into CO2 terms This is how much excess CO2e the Suez Canal blockage caused

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