How shipping can help to avoid pandemics

Thoroughly well-argued blog post by the International Transport Forum’s shipping and ports policy expert, Olaf Merk, on the pivotal role that shipping has played in transforming “localised virus outbreaks into worldwide pandemics”. Issues include the transport of wildlife and illegally logged wood and ballast water – by which seawater from one part of the world is taken on by ships as ballast during a voyage and then dumped in another …

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