How the Shipping Industry is the Secret Force Driving the World Economy

Jan 20, 2014 0 Comments in Maritime News by

Even in our modern, speed-driven and globalized economy, 90 percent of everything still travels as it did almost 500 years ago: by ship.

From laptops to clothes and almost everything in-between.

Just how do the goods needed to power the world get from one place to another?

Even in our modern, speed-driven and globalized economy, 90 percent of everything still travels as it did almost 500 years ago: by ship.

The shipping industry carries necessities like food and clothing all over the world, and yet it’s an industry that goes largely ignored by people outside of it.

Hoping to break the barrier between shipping and the outside world, author Rose George spent several weeks aboard the container ship Maersk Kendal, sailing 9,288 nautical miles from England to Singapore…

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