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Over 90% of global shipbuilding takes place in Asia. But some shipyards remain in the US thanks to the Jones Act, which requires that people and goods moving between American ports are on ships built domestically and owned and operated by U.S. citizens.
Great photo-essay by & Christopher Payne on construction of container ships: a modest "Kanaloa class" vessel in this case. Reminder how vital ocean shipping is to the global economy: "There are over 50,000 cargo ships operating around the world."
Hello, here are pictures of a GIANT BOAT that are nice to look at. Fun detail: elementary school kids named the huge cranes.