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Ships are the most energy efficient form of transport

It would take 800 prime movers (trucks) each pulling two tanker-trailers to move as much oil or petrol as one average oil tanker.

Measurements have been made of the goods being transported over long distances in Australia. Ships transport 26.05% of cargo outside cities, rail 42.39%, road 31.5% and the rest is carried by air. 

While ships take 26.05% of the cargo they only produce 3% of the greenhouse gases produced by all other forms of transport.

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