A world afloat: why seaborne trade will double before 2030

An artist’s impression of the US Navy’s new Ford-Class super-carrier, scheduled to replace the current Nimitz-Class from 2016.



  • China, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Latin America will dominate the container shipping industry in years to come
  • US holds naval superiority and will continue to do so with warships like the Ford- class aircraft carrier
  • Huge numbers of wind paltforms could litter the oceans by 2030
  • Deep water fields will produce almost all the worlds oil by 2030