Shipping forecast

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Container shipping is, some half century after inception, remarkably resilient and successful in operational terms - if not necessarily always in profitability.

People, particularly in the developed world, take it for granted that it is possible to buy exotic fresh produce that has travelled weeks from another continent or pick up a bargain in the latest electronic gadgetry that is most likely to have been manufactured in Asia.

This article studies how the practice of insuring port terminals and shipping containers can bring unique risks and challenges.