The true cost of shipping basically everything

af | 13. november 2021 | Transport

​Shipping produces about 3% of global emissions, just behind aviation and more than all US coal plants. But while these sectors get regularly denounced, shipping has escaped scrutiny. How did they do it?

0:00 Intro
1:10 Shipping’s emissions
3:06 An invisible industry
5:03 Working conditions
5:48 Flag of convenience
7:14 Lobbying
8:40 Conclusion

Reporter: Christian Caurla
Cutter: Christian Caurla
Supervising editor: Kiyo Dörrer and Joanna Gottschalk

Special thanks to Rose George for her inspiring reporting on the shipping industry in the book “Ninety Percent of Everything”

DISCLAIMER: Journalists, like all humans, make mistakes too. In the video, we speak about Bangladesh and the animated arrow points to West India. We would like to apologise to our Bangladeshi and Indian followers for this mistake.

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