1,629 Shipping Containers Lost At Sea Yearly – World Shipping Council Report

1,629 Shipping Containers Lost At Sea Yearly – World Shipping Council Report

3,113 containers were lost at sea between 2021-2022, according WSC report titled ‘Containers Lost at Sea Report covering 2020-2021’.

The report shows that shipping containers lost at sea per year since the start of its survey in 2008 has increased to 1,629.

List causes like weather and rough seas to more catastrophic events like ship groundings and collisions as some of the reasons.

In 2021, international liner carriers’ onshore staff and crews managed 6300 ships, according to World Shipping Council report.

During the period, vital supplies worth $7 trillion were successfully delivered in approximately 241 million containers.

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A report by the World Shipping Council (WSC) titled with ‘Containers Lost at Sea Report covering 2020-2021’ shows that about 3,113 shipping containers were lost at sea during the period.

When reviewing the results of the 14-year period (2008-2021) surveyed, WSC estimates that an average number of shipping containers lost at sea per year has increased to 1,629.

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WSC report list several factors ranging from severe weather and rough seas to more catastrophic events like ship groundings and collisions as some of the reasons why containers are lost at sea.

“The liner shipping industry’s goal remains to keep the loss of containers as close to zero as possible,” says John Butler, President & CEO of World Shipping Council.

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“Container vessels are designed to transport containers safely and carriers operate with tight safety procedures, but when we see numbers going the wrong way, we need to make every effort to find out why and further increase safety.

“We will continue to explore and implement measures to make that happen and welcome continued cooperation from governments and other stakeholders to accomplish this goal.”

1,629 Shipping Containers Lost At Sea Yearly – World Shipping Council Report - autojosh

1,629 Shipping Containers Lost At Sea Yearly – World Shipping Council Report - autojosh

WSC says its members operate 90 percent of the global liner shipping capacity. They represent container and roll-on-roll-off (roro) carriers – which are the liner carriers that deliver our food, medicines, computers, cars, heavy machinery.

In 2021, international liner carriers’ onshore staff and crews managed 6300 ships, according to WSC report. During the period, vital supplies worth $7 trillion were successfully delivered in approximately 241 million containers.

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