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Shipping Containers Fall Overboard at Fastest Rate in Seven Years

  • Hectic pace amid surging demand raises risk of safety errors
  • Loss of containers reaches highest level in seven years
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Why Cargo Containers get Lost
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Containers piled high on giant vessels carrying everything from car tires to smartphones are toppling over at an alarming rate, sending millions of dollars of cargo sinking to the bottom of the ocean as pressure to speed deliveries raises the risk of safety errors.