One of those huge container ships arrives at night in le Havre. From the deck of the ferry to Portsmouth, it looks daunting. I would not mind crossing the Atlantic on board one of these giants. I know there are very few people on board. Everything is computerized and the more than 20 000 containers are duly registered in some weird data base. I am curious to know the variety of goods entering the country at the same time. And I would be even more interested to understand the dispatching of the merchandise. Standing on the ferry, watching this amazing thing just makes me feel tiny. Thinking that there are many of those ships arriving every week is mind boggling. What if suddenly all this world trade stopped for some undue reason ?