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First Ultra-Large Containership Arrives in the United States

  The largest containership ever to visit North America arrived at the port of Los Angeles early Saturday morning, marking the U.S. debut of a new breed of ‘mega ships’ that have until now only been seen in Asia and … Continue reading

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Oldest/Newest Sailing Cargo Vessel in the World

The coastal cargo ketch Nordlys is making ready to sail. She is either the newest sailing cargo venture or the oldest sailing cargo ship depending on how you look at it. Built in 1873 in the Isle of Wight, this … Continue reading

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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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West Coast Ports Labor Deal Wins Dockworkers Union Approval

April 3 (Reuters) – A union caucus representing dockworkers at West Coast ports voted to recommend to its members a labor contract deal reached over months of negotiations that led to major disruptions to trans-Pacific trade, the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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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, Agia Irini, was headed southbound when it reportedly lost propulsion and ran … Continue reading

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Innovation Turns to Desperation

Horizon Lines looks like it is sinking fast, and industry experts say it likely has two choices: sell off some of its trade lines, or perish. The company, which has major markets in Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico, has been … Continue reading

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