‘Without shipping, life would be different’


“Without shipping, life would be different. We would have limited access to a lot of the food we consume, pharmaceuticals, clothes and consumer goods, as around 90 percent of world trade is transported by ship. Around 1.7 million seafarers make it possible every day. Because of them, and the over 61,000 ships we are served by, we do not run out of what we need.”

These are some of the fascinating facts and statistics contained in a new short video about the maritime sector issued by BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping association. It has 2,000 members in more than 120 countries, including shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents. BIMCO’s Secretary General and CEO, David Loosley, said: “Now is a good time to make decision makers and the public aware of how medicine, food, cars and clothes are transported. Without shipping, life would be different.”

To watch the film on YouTube, click here.

More about BIMCO here.

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