Crossing the Pacific

Does anyone know about working on a freighter to get free passage across the Pacific to North America? I am kind of interested in doing so, and don’t want to pay airfare…please let me know if you know anything, or perhaps even can put me in contact with the right people. Thanks in advance…


I remember a few years ago the Sunday Times in England ran an article claiming that most shipping companies offer a few cabins to paying guests. If I remember correctly the costs were fairly high though - higher than the flights.
Might be worth checking out with some of the majors like Evergreen etc.