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17 Oct. 2018
PUBLIC TRANSPORT / TRANSPORT
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imports and exports
Today, as in the past, much of the world's
by ships. In a typical year ships transport some 3.7 billion tons of
between the nations of the world. They carry food and textiles, bulk supplies of
such as coal, oil and grain, and huge sections of process
, cars and paper, chemicals and steel, machine tools and personal computers. Many of the giant space rockets journey by water to their launching sites. It should also be remembered that ships
people as well, though airplanes have largely supplanted ships as transoceanic passenger carriers.
Ships were no less important in the past. Much of the world was explored because people set out in ships to find new
who settled the United States of America came by ship from the rest of the world. Wars have even been fought so that ships of commerce might freely sail the seas.
Many industries depend upon raw materials from abroad and upon
markets. Practically all of the United States
, for example, are moved by ship. The result is that every year thousands of ships carry hundreds of millions of tons of valuable cargo to and from countries while other vessels move millions of tons of cargo in domestic waters.
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