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North Korea is a shipping dead zone—but it's getting weapons, ivory, and drugs out somehow

Northeast Asia is home to the most bustling cargo-ship traffic in the world. And though much of that flows through the South China Seas, three of the planet’s… 521 more words

The World's Largest Ships: Hauling Our Stuff around the Globe

I can still see the container delivering our furniture and household goods as it shuddered around the street corner on the back of a truck in our Taipei neighborhood. 485 more words

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Trends in container ship casualties

Container ship casualties seem to persist despite the maritime industry’s technical improvements. IHS Maritime’s Senior Specialist Veronika Farkas investigates the trends behind container ship casualties over the past four years for vessels above 10,000dwt… 621 more words

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'Deep Sea and Foreign-Going'

I’ve just finished reading a really fascinating account by Rose George of life aboard a modern container ship on a voyage from Felixtowe to Singapore.   Packed with information about piracy, pollution, dodgy ‘flags of convenience’, and a whole lot more besides, it’s a healthy reminder of the vast scale and vital importance of what she calls ‘the invisible industry’.   298 more words