A journey to the other side of the world
The cider travels 21,500 km before it reaches the store. Some 99 per cent of this journey takes place in containers, which are exceptionally efficient in transport terms and offer low emissions per bottle/km. Although the sea leg of the journey accounts for 86 per cent of the distance, it only generates 48 per cent of the carbon emissions.
If the cider had been transported by road instead, the bottle would have only reached Iran – but with the same energy use and carbon emissions. A distance of just 6,000 km compared to the 21,500 km to Australia.