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OU on the BBC: The Bottom Line – Shipping

Updated Thursday, 14th November 2013

It's the lifeblood of the world's economy—Evan Davis and guests discuss shipping.

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Shipping containers Creative commons image Icon Doors on Life / CC BY 2.0 under Creative-Commons license Shipping containers in Hamburg It's the lifeblood of the world's economy, moving most of our imports and exports and around the globe.

But shipping is changing: vessels and ports are getting bigger and competition for trade is coming from the Far East.

Evan Davis and guests from the world of shipping discuss how ports are run and how the shipping business manages the risk of accidents and piracy.

This week's guests: 

  • James Cooper, CEO of Associated British Ports, a private company which owns and runs 21 ports in the UK
  • Kenneth MacLeod, Chairman of Stena Line UK and President of the UK Chamber of Shipping
  • Rupert Atkin, CEO of Talbot Underwriting and Chairman of the Lloyd's Market Association

Listen to The Bottom Line

You can listen to this episode on Thursday 14 November at 8:30pm on BBC Radio 4. More information, including details of repeats and a link to listen again, can be found on the BBC website.





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