Shipping container sizes on cruise ships have increased by over 50% in the past year, according to new figures published by the British Shipping Association.
The BSA said the ship-to-ship size of containers increased by 6.3% in 2017 to 1,834.4m containers.
The biggest increases in the container size range came from the US and China, which saw container sizes rise by more than 20%.
BSA head of trade and shipping policy, David Bannister, said: “The growth in ship-ship sizes has been a result of new shipping technology, as well as the availability of more cargo containers for customers in the UK.”
We know that when customers need more than one container, the industry is often left in the dark.
“This is particularly important as we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of people travelling to the UK for work in recent years.”
He added that the growth in container shipping was driven by two factors: new containers that are being shipped to the US, as a result from a Trump administration push to cut the tariffs that US companies pay to their European partners; and the increase in ship sizes that have been built on top of shipping containers.
He said that shipping containers had grown by about 40% in size in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same period last year. “
The other factor is the rise in shipping containers, which is what the US has been doing.”
He said that shipping containers had grown by about 40% in size in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same period last year.
BSA is the body responsible for shipping containers across the UK and is also responsible for the shipping regulations for UK shipping.
The organisation said it would continue to “increase awareness and support” of the issue, which it said it saw as a matter of public health and safety.
The UK has the world’s biggest container fleet, with an estimated 11,000 ships of various sizes, with about 2,400 of those being used for containerised exports.
Bannists said: [T]he British public are concerned that their safety, their livelihoods, and the health of their families are at risk as a consequence of increased shipping container size.
He also said that there was a need for more awareness about how the containers work and what the risks are, particularly in the case of the US. “
We also need to look at what the public can do to help make the containers safer.”
He also said that there was a need for more awareness about how the containers work and what the risks are, particularly in the case of the US.
He said: I think the UK is really keen to be able to offer its products and services to the rest of the world.
It’s just a question of having a public conversation about what we need to do.
“There’s a need to know more about the containers, what they do, and what can we do to reduce their size.”
There has been no clear link between increased shipping containers and an increase in coronaviruses.
It has also been reported that containers were not always properly sanitised before being loaded on ships.
The Royal Mail said it was not aware of any specific cases of a ship being evacuated due to a possible increase in shipping container numbers.
It said: There has not been a reported increase in reported cases of coronaviral disease in the Royal Mail since 1 December 2018.
The RNLI has also released a new coronavireth outbreak map showing where coronaviroids have been found.
The map shows that coronavids have not been found in areas of England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, or the Isle of Man.