Article in Standard Club's Mega box ship bulletin, July 2019
Reproduced with kind permission of Standard Club.
The rise in containerised shipping and in the size of container ships has resulted in efficiencies of transport unheralded 50 years ago. In this same period, the combined efforts of the shipping industry and governments have led to an overall decrease in shipping casualties. Nonetheless, accidents cannot be ruled out and this article considers the potential for pollution from an incident involving a mega box ship.