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10 Things You Didn't Know About The Maritime Industry

10 things you didn't know about the 10 MARITIME INDUSTRY WORLDWIDE FACTS AND STATISTICS Worldwide, between 2% to 10% of containers are physically inspected. U.S. ports typically inspect 5% of the 17 million containers they receive a year. Right now, there are at least 20 million containers crossing the world. Shipping is cheap. So cheap that, rather than fillet its own fish, it is cheaper for Scotland to send its cod 10,000 miles over to China to be filleted and retumed to Scotland. The 360 commercial U.S. ports took in international goods worth $1.73 trillion in 2011. The U.S. relies on shipping to bring in two-thirds of its oil supply. Line up the containers belonging to Maersk alone, and they would stretch nearly halfway around the planet. Stack them up, and they'd reach to 7,530 Eiffel Towers. Unload their cargo onto trucks, and the traffic would stretch 60 miles. In 2009, the largest 15 ships emitted as much greenhouse gases as 760 million cars-or about two cars for every American. Two-thirds of ship crews have no means of communication off the ship. Only 12% have freely available Internet. Females make up only 2% of seafarers. Filipinos make up more than one third of all crews worldwide, with 250,000 at sea. The biggest container ships can hold 745 million bananas in 15,000 containers. That's one for every European and North American. In 2010, Somali pirates held 544 seafarers hostage. Every year, 2,000 seafarers die at sea, with more than two ships lost each day. In 2012, the attack rates on seafarers exceeded the rate of violent assaults in South Africa, the highest-crime country in the world. FOR MORE INFO, VISIT: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3016687/10-fascinating-facts-about-the-hidden-industry-that-touches-90-of-what-you-own DESIGNED BY: PAINT INSPECTION LTD

10 Things You Didn't Know About The Maritime Industry

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