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Number of the Day

The Global Supply Chain’s Stranded Workers, by the Numbers

The pandemic has left merchant sailors stuck at sea for months longer than they anticipated

Text “Number of the Day: 250,000 Shipping Workers” overlaid on a background of cargo containers with US and EU flags.
Photo illustration, source: Artur Debat/Moment/Getty Images

250,000: That’s the number of seafaring shipping workers stuck at sea for extended periods because of Covid-19 restrictions, potentially causing further…



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