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The importance of shipping in the transportation industry

News   •   Jan 26, 2017 13:08 CET

As the agent for Evergreen Line, Greencarrier Liner Agency sees many benefits of using the sea as a transportation route.

Shipping industry – relevant in the past, present and the future

The shipping industry is one of our oldest industries and still plays an important role in our modern society. Today, over 55 000 cargo ships are active in international trade. The fleet is represented in over 150 countries, crewed with over 1.5 million sailors working around the world. The different types of cargo being transported are goods for consumers, food, raw material, cars and fuel, just to name a few.

8 facts about the greatness of the shipping industry

It is not every day that the greatness of the shipping industry comes to mind. To give you a better understanding for the importance of shipping in the transportation industry, we want to highlight eight interesting facts:

  • About 20 million containers are traveling across the oceans every day. If we lined up all the world’s containers, the line of containers would stretch halfway around the planet.
  • Greencarrier Liner Agency’s principal Evergreen Line ranks top five within the biggest container fleets in the world, with over 189 ships and approximately 990,000 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit).
  • The engine in a container ship can have up to 1000 times more power than an engine in a family car.
  • Even though container ships are large, most of them have a rather small crew of approximately 13-24 crew members. 

Read the full article here and find out more facts about the shipping industry.

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