Tag: shipping

4 articles

Stowaways and Crimes Aboard a Scofflaw Ship

Working on the high seas is always dangerous, but the Dona Liberta has a particularly bad reputation.


Salvage Beast

When massive ships sink, burn, fall apart or get stuck, their owners call Nick Sloane. His job: figure out how to save as much as he can.


The Coldscape

Our entire way of life depends upon the “cold chain,” the network of artificially refrigerated spaces that have reshaped the modern world.


The Shipbreakers

On a desolate, six-mile stretch of Indian beachfront, the bulk of the world’s big ships are dismantled for scrap. Though a ship is usually worth over $1 million in steel, the margins are low, the leftovers are toxic, and the labor—which employs huge numbers of India’s poor—is wildly dangerous.