The benefit to the environment would come from the reduced burning of fossil fuels. Big container ships and oceangoing tankers burn a relatively cheap, but dirty fuel--components of crude oil unusable for the production of gasoline or diesel fuel, according to SkySails. Commercial shipping is a major contributor of climate-affecting substances along with automotive vehicles and general industry.
December 4, 2006 8:23 AM PST
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