If ships were powered exclusively by environmentally friendly e-fuels, the price of a pair of sneakers from China would increase by less than ten cents. This is the result of a new study by the European environmental organization Transport&Environment (T&E) on the costs of decarbonizing shipping. The voyage of an average container ship from Shenzhen in China to Belgium was analyzed for this purpose. The study concludes that the likely impact on maritime transport costs would be negligible.
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