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Old 01-15-2010, 07:24 AM
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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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Old 01-15-2010, 07:26 AM
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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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Old 01-15-2010, 07:43 AM
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The shipping line stocks have been on there buttts for the last year and the ports are filled up with empty containers and cars.
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Soundbounder View Post
A story in today's New York Times about the slowdown in shipping.

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




My bestfriend worked at Maersk.... until he was layed off with everyone else in Charleston last year
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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.
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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!
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Originally Posted by CaptKennyW View Post
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!!!!!
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Old 01-17-2010, 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by CaptKennyW View Post
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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