While conducting research for her book, Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate, investigative author Rose George was granted passage on a massive Maersk container vessel—the Kendal—to get an inside look at the logistics of international ocean-bound freight.
The book’s lofty title still does not quite manage to capture the true immensity of the global shipping industry. Its contents, however, prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that the world of international freight movement is one of humanity’s greatest feats of ingenuity.
the volume of maritime trade has expanded four times over.
$170 trillion in goods were cleared for import at 360 United States ports.
U.S. maritime trade accounted for more than 80 times the value of all U.S. trade in 1960.
Total Ships at Sea
CAF is licensed with the FMC (Federal Maritime Commission) as both an NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) & an OTI (ocean transportation intermediary.) The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is in charge of governing vessel operators and non-vessel operators.
We are a proud member of the GLA (Global Logistics Associates) and our founder and president has spent more than 20 years as a licensed customs broker; all of which help to cement a competitive edge for clients of CAF.
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