Human Stories

Ocean Transportation: How Container Shipping Works

Jane Alice Liu, Jamie Burton

You’re at your local grocery store or fresh market. You pick up a few bananas, berries, cabbage, or whatever else you usually buy. What do you see? Spotless bananas? Unsquished berries? Perfectly green leaves? You weigh it, put it in your basket ready for check out.

What you don’t see is how your food traveled to get to you. Ocean transport is one of the main methods of transporting our food and goods around the world. But what logistics are involved? Who is involved? What happens when ocean transport is unreliable and disrupted by events like COVID-19?

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Published May 04 2023

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