Everybody loves a good story, regardless of it’s factualness. Rough sea dogs and tough talk go hand in hand and for generations they have supplied countless adventurous stories.
Drunk fistfights on board, dangerous problems at sea, away from home for months, a sweetheart in every town, contraband and other wiles and intrigues are the successful elements of stories that leave everybody listening on the tip of their chair.

But ever since the containerisation and automation in the seventies, the seafaring trades have changed fundamentally. The sailor and his stories are slowly becoming extinct. And with them the art of storytelling. Cargo records the last of the wild stories as a testament to the rough life at sea, conserves the art of telling big stories and offers a contrast-rich perspective on the present time of efficiency and monitoring.