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Oil tankers

Oil tanker
ALC carbon outcome Producing less carbon than competitor or industry benchmarks
Geographic scope Global
GHG saved/offset

22,000 tonnes CO₂e [Jan-Dec 2018]

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Maritime transport plays a vital role in global economic development and prosperity, with roughly 90% of world trade carried by sea. According to the International Maritime Organization, the shipping sector contributes around 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions and, therefore, has a role to play in reducing global emissions.


Over the past few years, BP Shipping has introduced 26 new oil tankers that go beyond the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) requirements set by current International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regulations.


All these new oil tankers feature innovations in propulsion, such as an optimized hull form and super long stroke 'G-type' electronic engines. They can also be programmed electronically to a desired speed and power depending on operational requirements. As a result, the new ships already meet the IMO's EEDI requirements for ships that are built after 2020.


These innovations significantly reduce the amount of fuel the new vessels need and so lower their greenhouse gas emissions, when compared to the ships that they have replaced in the BP Shipping fleet.