Thursday, June 17, 2010

Dispatch from Alaska : The Most Energy-inefficient Way to Ship Stuff

Graphs from Maersk--a container shipping line. A TEU is a 20' container...Click on the graphs to make them larger

747 Freighters line up at Anchorage where they refuel and rest
crews. It takes a huge amount of energy per pound to ship this way. Bet
those planes are just jam-packed with critical supplies people can't live
without ...

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