Percentage of world's commerce on boats

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  1. Theo Moore
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    I remember once reading a website/internet article that said something along the lines of "upwards of 90% of the world's commerce is transported by cargo ships at sea".

    I'm unsure of the exact percentage, but I remember it being very very high (the reason being that air-transport is very expensive).

    Does anyone know where I can find a reliable source that can give me a similar quote? It's for an academic article.
     
  2. apex1

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    The International Chamber of Commerce would be my first bet, Lloyds London my second.

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    Richard
     
  3. Theo Moore
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    Ahah! I found something.

    The source is a little old (1982), but I suspect the situation is not that different 30 years later. Hopefully, the current version of the World Almanac Book of Facts will have something similar.
     
  4. apex1

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    Uhh no, much has changed since 1982, very much. Just imagine the "new" markets behind the iron curtain and the developing Asian economy.
     
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    Point taken. I suppose we could still say that not much has changed in terms of oceanic transport in the last 30 years...?
     
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