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The Giant Cranes and Robots That Keep Civilization Running

A little background on how that product makes it from overseas to your doorway. A great little video about how containers are moved loaded and unloaded. Enjoy!

Bob Winfrey

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Global pollution from maritime shipping has been grossly underestimated


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Britain and other European governments have been accused of underestimating the health risks from shipping pollution following research which shows that one giant container ship can emit almost the same amount of cancer and asthma-causing chemicals as 50 million cars.

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Corruption

Princess Bari, by Hwang Sok-yong

Princess Bari (2014) by the respected Korean author Hwang Sok-yong mixes magical realism with the history of North Korea’s famine, with people trafficking and forced labour in present-day London, and the inescapable terror of never being legal. 570 more words

Fiction: 21st Century

LA port traffic jam may finally be ending, but shipping route changes could be permanent

For brief periods during the past week, no ships arriving at the adjoining ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach had to sit at anchor and wait to be unloaded. 560 more words

Tech

NYK Starts Containership Service Linking Asia, Mexico, and West Coast of South America

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NYK will team with APL and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. to start a new service network — the AMC (Asia Mexico Colombia Express) Service — from May 22 linking Asia, Mexico, and the west coast of South America. 133 more words

Maritime

Shipping Made Easier

April 26, 1956: The SS Ideal X leaves Port Newark, New Jersey. The ship, prior to refitting, was a T2 oil tanker during World War II. 684 more words

History

Tanker Runs Aground On Delaware River

Some amateur video has captured the moment a large freighter ran aground in the Delaware River near the Burlington Bristol Bridge on Wednesday.

The Liberian-flagged 600-foot bulk carrier, … 68 more words

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