On any day, between 5 million and 6 million containers are on the high seas, carrying everything from potato chips to refrigerators. But not all of them make it to their destination, as the crew of the Svendborg Maersk have just found out.
Our latest poll results are back in, and it makes for some pretty somber reading for Summer lovers - Kiwis on the whole are disappointed with what we've had so far.
With Summer drawing to a close, we wanted to get a gauge on how our viewers rated this Summer just gone - was it everything you'd hoped it would be, or did it fall flat?
What a crazy week! we started off with a focus still very much on the horrible Northern Hemisphere Winter, as it continued to bring snow, freezing conditions and flooding to several countries.
New research has shown the remarkable rebirth of a Pacific atoll devastated by a typhoon over a century ago.
The University of Auckland study, published in the journal Geomorphology, highlights the dynamism of island systems of the Pacific over relatively short periods of time.
The heaviest rain in six years is affecting parts of Queensland, with much more to come.
In central Queensland flooding rains hit Alpha and Jochmus with 160mm and 147mm in under 24 hours respectively. This was their heaviest rains in six years, leading to localised flooding.
The UK seems to be suffering from a plague of sinkholes. In the past month alone a 4.5m hole has opened up on the M25, a 9.1m crater swallowed a car in High Wycombe and in Hemel Hempstead, homes were evacuated after a sinkhole 10.6m across opened up in a residential street.
Check out this amazing video from the NZ Herald of the dense fog rolling in to Wellington yesterday!
The fog rolled in yesterday from the Cook Strait, and disrupted dozens of flights in and out of the capital.
WeatherWatch.co.nz says Wellington is heading for a high of 25 degrees but inland areas will have feels like temperatures into the low 30s this afternoon.
A more humid east to north east flow is dominating a number of regions, especially the top of the country.
The humidity is making the feels like temperatures lift by several degrees at times during the afternoons.
The weekend sees a cooler south west change moving up the country but the weekend looks mostly dry.
A roof collapsed at a resort retreat for college freshmen in South Korea Monday, killing 10 people and injuring more than 100, South Korea's National Emergency Management Association said.
Two of those hurt suffered heavy injuries but their lives are not in danger, officials said.
It's official: The weather has been a bit weird this American winter. The US climate agency says so -- and, in part, explains why.
There is method to the meteorological madness.
And it has served to spread the weirdness around the world, from the American West all the way to Russia, a climate expert from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.