Shipping Containers Lost At Sea Each Year

Right now with anywhere between 5 – 6 million shipping containers in transit across the globe it is sobering to think of what the attrition rate of lost containers is per journey.

Back in 2011 it was reported that close to 10,000 containers are lost in transit each year. While this may seem like a small overall number think about the cargo value of those containers and the scale of the problem comes into focus.

Though transporting vast numbers of containers by sea means dealing with the unpredictability of the elements, so some loss is to be expected.

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