On a recent trip to Savannah, Georgia, as I watched a container ship leaving port late one evening and heading into the darkness of the open sea, I thought about the crews on board these ships and how they are the unseen and unsung heroes of everyday life. They are gone for months at a time, transporting around the world all the stuff we need and want. Economies are predicated on the production, distribution and purchasing of stuff and without the men and women who keep these ships in motion, around the world and around the clock, so much of the beloved stuff we take for granted would not be nearly as available, or nearly as affordable, as we take for granted. These people keep our global economy moving, literally.
Fascinated like I am by the idea of traveling on a container ship? Read Riding the Gentle Waves of Globalization.
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