About 90 percent of international cargo is transported across
the sea. Without shipping, global trade could hardly exist. Maritime transport has become the key element in globalization. The big ports are the global hubs, where goods – usually in containers – are transferred and distributed to every place on the globe. The worldwide net of transport logistics is carried out on about 50.000 merchant vessels. On board these ships the working situation is a down-scaled reflection of what globalization is doing to the human being and environment.
Here you can find an international division of labour under
extreme conditions. Mostly crews from developing countries and
emerging nations are employed to manage and serve high priced
technology ships and immense cargo value in order to bring them
to their various destinations. These structural parameters of world trade implicate working and living conditions, which are not fair.
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