Seafarers UK Publishes New Infographic to Show the UK’s Reliance on Seafarers

January 30, 2018

The maritime grant-making and campaigning charity Seafarers UK has published a new infographic that shows the UK’s reliance on seafarers.

Available to download free, the A4 poster reveals that:

  • 120,000 people from the UK work at sea
  • 95% of UK imports and exports are carried by ship
  • the UK’s most valuable food export is chocolate
  • the UK imports 465,000 tonnes of potatoes every year
  • a single 20-foot shipping container can hold 48,000 bananas
  • many seafarers work at sea for more than nine months every year