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Soundbounder 01-15-2010 07:24 AM

More Ships Than There Are Containers To Fill Them
 
A story in today's New York Times about the slowdown in shipping.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/16/bu...l?ref=business




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Soundbounder 01-15-2010 07:26 AM

Here is a related story.

DECLINE IN SHIPPING PUTS SQUEEZE ON PORTS

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/16/bu...lobal-business





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hhi angler 01-15-2010 07:43 AM

The shipping line stocks have been on there buttts for the last year and the ports are filled up with empty containers and cars.

wildgeechi 01-15-2010 07:45 AM


Originally Posted by Soundbounder (Post 2724416)
A story in today's New York Times about the slowdown in shipping.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/16/bu...l?ref=business




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My bestfriend worked at Maersk.... until he was layed off with everyone else in Charleston last year

ReelNauti 01-15-2010 09:51 AM

All you have to do is drive on the highways by any port. If you go down the NJ Turnpike you will pass what look like container graveyards. Thousands piled 4-5 + high row after row.

CaptKennyW 01-16-2010 08:16 AM

Its also affects the tugboats, less ships calling less work for the tugs...So you guys tell all of your friends to buy cheap chineese junk so my work can pick up!

centuarynick 01-16-2010 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by CaptKennyW (Post 2726339)
Its also affects the tugboats, less ships calling less work for the tugs...So you guys tell all of your friends to buy cheap chineese junk so my work can pick up!

i shop at walmart so im helping you out!!!!!:thumbsup:

Soundbounder 01-17-2010 06:40 AM


Originally Posted by CaptKennyW (Post 2726339)
Its also affects the tugboats, less ships calling less work for the tugs...So you guys tell all of your friends to buy cheap chineese junk so my work can pick up!

Yeah, it impacts a lot of other industries.


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