Patricia Jacomella-Bonola

Free, 2017

The Sky is Turning into Yellow

Ship container cargo transport sea

container Ship cargo shipping sea

container sea cargo transport shipping

cargo container sea shipping schiff

shipping cargo sea transport Ship

voyage cargo transport pollution sea

container cargo shipping pollution sea

Ship cargo sea pollution transport


These photos were taken during my voyage on the CMA CGM cargo ship. My journey ended in Newark, in the port where, 60 years ago, the era of the container was born. The container invention has revolutionized the sea freight transport industry, becoming the driving power of the international trade, contributing strongly to the social-economic development of the second globalization, whose negative effects at planetary level are the environmental degradation, the social inequality, the poverty increasing and the loss of local identities.
Shipping is also by far the biggest transport polluter in the world. The Guardian has reported a new research showing that in one year, a single container ship can emit cancer and asthma-causing pollutants equivalent to that of 50 million cars.
The fuel used in ships is waste oil, basically what is left over after the crude oil refining process. It's the cheapest and most polluting fuel available, burning turns into sulfur and paints the sky yellow.


Titel der Arbeit
The Sky is Turning into Yellow