How far did your sweater have to travel from the sheep farm in New Zealand to the garment factory in China to the Gap at your local mall? And how many greenhouse gases did that trip produce? Take our green shipping quiz and learn the surprising numbers behind the global shipping boom.
Question 1 of 20
Goods arriving in the United States are imported from how many different countries?
Question 2 of 20
How many miles of railroad track are operated in the U.S. by freight train companies?
Question 3 of 20
The Emma Maersk, the world's largest container ship, can hold how many shipping containers?
Question 4 of 20
Fuel is one of the biggest expenses for transporting goods by airplane. How many barrels of oil a day are burned through air transport?
Question 5 of 20
Inland barges are one of the most energy efficient forms of cargo transportation. How far can an inland barge transport one ton of cargo on one gallon of fuel?
Question 6 of 20
Petroleum products make up what percentage of the total energy consumed by the transportation sector?
Question 7 of 20
True or false: Ethanol and biodiesel are the same thing.
Question 8 of 20
By what percentage are hydrocarbon emissions reduced by switching from regular diesel fuel to pure biodiesel?
Question 9 of 20
How much carbon dioxide does the average human produce each day through breathing?
Question 10 of 20
To save fuel, modern container ships have slowed their travel to what speed?
Question 11 of 20
Container ships are highly fuel efficient, but they burn a type of fuel called "bunker fuel" that has a sulfur content how many times higher than conventional diesel?
Question 12 of 20
True or False: The 15 biggest container ships in the world produce more pollution than all of the world's 765 million cars.
Question 13 of 20
Which of the following is the correct term for a cargo shipping method that involves multiple forms of transport?
Question 14 of 20
One intermodal train can carry the cargo load of how many trucks?
Question 15 of 20
Conventional diesel trucks emit how much more carbon dioxide per ton-mile than inland barges?
Question 16 of 20
Total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions rose by what percentage from 1990 to 2007?
Question 17 of 20
By what percentage did emissions from the U.S. transportation sector increase from 1990 to 2007?
Question 18 of 20
Which large American corporation shifted its entire trucking fleet to biodiesel in 2008?
Question 19 of 20
True or False: FedEx operates some delivery vehicles powered by fuel cell technology.
Question 20 of 20