Overseas shipping problems remain largely under consumers’ radar

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Maritime problems continue, but it has yet to hit the radar for consumers. (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves) The challenges facing the world of trade have unfortunately become white noise. Seafarers have been taken hostage, some have lost their lives in vessel attacks, and ships have sunk to the bottom of the ocean. Yet the threat to the freedom of navigation and the ramifications of these Red Sea attacks have become part of the doom-and-gloom background noise in the world of news. Everyday consumers have no idea what’s going on unless they read trade news. The waves of uncertainty and the hairballs...