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Rising sea levels could endanger numerous coastal ports leading to large scale supply chain disruption

by Futures Centre, Jul 24
1 minute read

About 90% of worldwide freight depends on shipping. Rising sea levels could endanger numerous coastal ports, often situated just a few to 15 feet above sea level.

aerial view of boat on water

So what?

Despite this looming danger, many port managers perceive this risk as distant due to uncertainties in sea level rise and lack of solutions. Notably, during the pandemic, shipping container costs across the Pacific surged from $2,000 to $15,000 or $20,000, offering insights into the potential operational risks from port disruption.



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