Retail giant Target must move to zero-emissions ocean shipping

May 5, 2022

It’s time to transform the cargo industry from a fossil fuel laggard to a climate and public health champion.

The supply chain crisis and shipping delays spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic have uncovered a huge climate polluter that often flies under the radar: the global shipping industry. 90% of world trade is moved through ocean shipping, and right now most cargo ships are powered by toxic, bottom-of-the-barrel fuel that creates massive climate emissions, pollutes the ocean, and threatens the public health of our port neighbors.