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The Hong Kong Maritime Museum: Where Community Matters

Richard Wesley
 
Whether it is food sent to relieve a war-torn country, timber and steel for a large development project, or simply a consignment of computers and designer jeans, the most economic mode of transportation for bulk supplies of these goods is by ship.  Most people do not stop to think how important items in their lives – such as foodstuffs, oil for energy, cars, refrigerators, medical supplies, computers and clothes - arrive.  Without ships and the maritime industry that supports them, world trade would grind to a halt.