As the Covid-19 pandemic’s second wave of deadly and debilitating infections rises toward a staggering peak in many countries, and more than 400,000 mariners remain unable to leave the ships on which they work, the world’s largest association of shipowners offers a video reminder that shipping and ship crews fundamentally underpin global trade and enable provision of the goods and commodities on which people and economies depend
"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," says Bimco.