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#1603 - Photo Tales (22)


Here are a few left-over photos from my super impromptu weekend trip to London last month to watch Wimbledon.

Photo #44a and #44b

After the ferry departed from Hoek van Holland at 10 PM and while the sky was still bright enough, obviously I decided to go out to the open deck to enjoy the view of the busy Port of Rotterdam. 389 more words


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

Ship Models

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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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


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


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