It's World Maritime Day!:
Today, we live in a society supported by a global economy, which simply could not function if it were not for shipping. Shipping serves global trade by carrying huge quantities of cargo, all over the world, cost-effectively, cleanly and safely.How important is the shipping industry and the open seas that allow goods to flow? Not many answers to that better than this U.S. Navy piece:
Establishing a sustainable maritime transportation sector is essential to the development and growth of the world's economy.