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Ferry travel is a great way for travellers to reduce their travel carbon footprint. A single foot passenger travelling on a ferry produces only 19g of CO2e per kilometre compared to 154g for the average short-haul flight passenger (Department of Energy, Food and Rural Affairs).

Ferry ticket booking site Direct Ferries has launched a new Carbon Calculator, allowing travellers to calculate their travel carbon footprint for each ferry holiday they plan.

The Carbon Calculator uses emission figures based on the Department of Energy, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), to calculate the travel carbon footprint of a specific journey, based on three data entry points – departure point, arrival destination and number of people travelling.

With the three data entry points filled in by website visitors, the calculator then produces a comparison for the CO2e impact per person for ‘Train + Ferry’, ‘Electric Car + Ferry’, ‘Petrol Car + Ferry’ and ‘Short-haul Flight’.

The travel sector accounts for around 8% of global carbon emissions, and there is now more than ever a desire for people to make greener and more eco-friendly choices when it comes to travelling and reducing their travel carbon footprint.

Ferry travel is a great way for travellers to reduce their travel carbon footprint. A single foot passenger travelling on a ferry produces only 19g of CO2e per kilometre compared to 154g for the average short-haul flight passenger (Department of Energy, Food and Rural Affairs).

Niall Walsh, Chief Executive Officer at Direct Ferries said: “As the climate crisis worsens, it’s important that we each look at the travel choices we make and the impact they have on the planet.

Combining a car or train journey with a ferry is a great way to not only see more of the world but also to take positive action on the climate crisis. Our carbon calculator can simply and easily help customers see the positive impact they are making in just a few clicks.

For example, the calculator shows that for a family of four travelling from London to Dublin could lower their emissions by 58% by travelling with a car and ferry, in comparison to taking a short-haul flight. That’s a huge difference and we hope that by demonstrating the carbon reduction for each journey will lead more people to make better travelling choices for a healthier planet.”

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