The fuel use and air emission consequences of shipping Great Lakes coal through the Soo Locks

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Abstract

Fuel use and air emission consequences of using the Soo Locks for Great Lakes coal shipping are considered. By including all major origin/destination route-specific characteristics, it is seen, in contrast to many industry and government publications, that a switch primarily to rail would reduce fuel use and air emissions. The consequences of the extra pollutants are calculated based on existing offset/permit prices and marginal damage estimations. It is likely that emission costs are well below the purported economies of scale savings from vessel shipping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-121
Number of pages5
JournalTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • External cost accounting
  • Modal shift
  • Shipping fuel use
  • Shipping's relative efficiency
  • Transportation emissions

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