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Seafarers Count in Ethical Purchasing Decisions

By Mark Dickinson 2018-05-22 19:00:25

Cast an eye around your home. Much of what you see arrived by sea. Furniture, washing machines, crockery, clothes, home entertainment systems and food – 90 percent of all the world’s goods in fact have been packed in containers and spirited across oceans before they arrive in our shops. Crewing the world’s roughly 52,000 ships are approximately 1,647,000 seafarers many of whom work dizzyingly long hours, in dangerous conditions, and for far too many, in return for a pittance. Despite...

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Globalization of Domestic Shipping Services Doesn't Work

By Mark Dickinson 2017-03-03 19:10:38

The old Chinese curse – may you live in interesting times – is certainly something we are all having to confront right now. It’s been a long time since European and world politics have been quite so unpredictable. What lies at the heart of this political and economic turmoil? The answer can be found in the nature of the economic reality for so many European workers. Insecure employment, flexible...

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