BIMCO's new film shows how shipping and seafarers are critical to world trade

Jan 14 2021

"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."

BIMCO has launched a short film with the purpose to raise awareness outside our industry about the crucial role that shipping plays in everyone’s lives, in societies and for businesses.

As part of the shipping and maritime community, we at J. Lauritzen wish to help increase this awareness and support our industry, as the film can serve as a tool to be shared and distributed as widely as possible within and outside your networks, on social media and so forth. The link to the film, which is published on, is available for anyone to share and distribute.



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