Shipping’s ability to offer economic and efficient long distance transport puts it at the centre of the world economy.
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Graph and Table to show the tonnage of dead weight for various countries
Shipping and World Trade Facts: Top Containership Operators | The international shipping industry is responsible for the carriage of around 90% of world trade.
Graph of the Predicted increase in world Seaborne trade. GDP and population
Link to UNCTAD review of Maritime Transport 2019
The worldwide population of seafarers serving on internationally trading merchant ships is estimated at 1,647,500 seafarers, of which 774,000 are officers and 873,500 are ratings.
Graph and Table detailing key statistics about Major Flag States in the Shipping Industry