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How Shipping Container Changed Global Trade

We take them for granted and most of us see them just as “coloured metal boxes”. We see them everywhere – from the trucks driving alongside in traffic to the massive ships carrying some 15,000 of them. 733 more words

Weekend Read Watch or Listen: The Sea

Plastic Mermaids again… great song and even greater video…..

Being an Island dweller, the sea plays a huge role in my life – it’s a constant source or inspiration, exercise and wonder. 205 more words

Isle Of Wight

Report: Amazon Wants To Help International Factories Sell Directly To You

A few years ago, Amazon made a prediction that came true: shoppers were about to use Amazon more for commerce across oceans and borders, ordering easily from all over the world. 226 more words


Hands-On Experience: A Day On Board A Tugboat

Being an employee at one of New Zealand’s largest ports, I get to experience all sorts of machinery on a daily basis. It’s not a prerequisite for all stuff, but if you’re nosy like me, it’s very hard to resist the opportunity :-) 1,031 more words

In a Cutthroat Ocean Shipping Market, China Sharpens Its Knives

Ryan Petersen, as CEO of the freight forwarder Flexport, sees a constant flow of shipping prices every day. But two weeks ago, he heard a number that stopped him short: 453 more words


Will smaller be the new big pertaining to container vessels?

Supersize me?

Ever since container vessels were at first made in the 1950s, shipowners plus shipbuilders have been constantly making even bigger ships in a bid for far better cost effectiveness. 570 more words

International Removals

China Wants to Dig the Nicaragua Canal

Like a lot of Chinese economic decisions these days, the proposal by Hong Kong development company HKND to build an artificial waterway across Nicaragua is beginning to look like all hat, and no canal. 789 more words