Page last updated at 15:54 GMT, Friday, 18 September 2009 16:54 UK

Aboard the world's biggest cargo ship


Global shipping contributes about a billion tonnes of CO2, more than the entire economies of Germany or the UK.

The International Maritime Organization says moving goods by ship is 80-100 times more efficient than by air.

But the Scandinavians are taking ships' emissions seriously.

Roger Harrabin was given a tour of the Estelle Maersk, the world's biggest container ship, which its owners claim is the most efficient in the world.


Story Tools


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific