The vast majority of the world’s goods are shipped – quite literally – by sea. According to the International Maritime Organization, 90 per cent of the world’s trade is carried by ships and boats.
The IMO adds that the sea “is, by far, the most cost-effective way to move en masse goods and raw materials around the world”.
So while we’re all waiting for drones and driverless vehicles to deliver our online shopping orders by road and by air, it seems the really big trends are all at sea. Continue reading Autonomous sea-going vessels likely to be launched before driverless cars