The next European crisis: boat people For the coming year it may be north African boat people who present the greatest danger to European unity. The turmoil over illegal migrants is a consequence of the Arab pro- democracy awakening on the far side of the Mediterranean and perhaps, of the Western military intervention in Libya. More than 20,000 boat people have landed on the Italian island of Lampedusa this year, almost all of them from Tunisia. More than800 have arrived in Malta, mostly from Libya. Source: The Economist.com
Reports on new research shows that in one year, a single large container ship can emit cancer and asthma-causing pollutants equivalent to that of 50 million cars. About 96% of the world trade is carried by maritime transportation. Transport by water is cheaper than transport by air. Interestingfacts Interesting facts
Envisage an ideal place to live: Freedom Ship is a floating city housing 50,000 people. It’s located in Palm Harbour, Florida, the United States. The largest cruise ship in the world is the Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas. It is 361.81 meters long, holds 6,296 passengers
200 billion dollars; that is how much shipping companies will be forced to pay out in 2020 The United States of America wants to reintroduce the Hovercraft, because it’s an all-terrain vehicle. It can go over water, land, sand, swamp etc… it has a large capacity, so tanks and many soldiers can be transported fast to their destination.