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  • Need For The Cargo Ship
    1,216 words
    In 1886, the GLUCKAUF, built in Britain in 1886 became the world's first true; oil tanker with separate tanks for the oil, built into her hull. Previously, petroleum had been transported in small containers loaded on conventional merchant ships. The driving forces behind the evolution of tankers were the demand for oil and the growing competition between oil companies striving for a greater share of the market for kerosene and other refined products. In 1850, the cargo ship generally still had h...
  • Event Of The Ship Cargo
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    Current EventS hip detained, examined for radioactivity In this article by the Associated Press, the event of the ship cargo, supposedly being held with radioactivity was taken place in Newark. Neither the US Coast Guards nor the FBI would comment on the investigation. They state that the container ship had a Liberian flag that was posted on the side of the top of the ship. The ship was being held in an off shore security zone after traces of radioactivity were traced in its cargo. One Coast Gua...
  • McKay's Clipper Ships
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    During the 1840's and 1850's America experienced its golden age in shipping and sailing. 1 At the front of this era was Donald McKay whose innovative ship designs lead to the numerous sea speed records, some of which stand today. For most of the early 19th century American ship building consisted of merchant and cargo ships. It took a long time for these ships to sail across seas. With the increased speed came decreased time to wait for pay. Another need for increased speed was the California go...
  • Port Capacity
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    Port capacity is rapidly becoming the No. 1 issue facing the international logistics system in North America and indeed elsewhere in the world. Torrid container growth shows no sign of abating. Ten million trailers and containers moved annually across the country by inter modal. These cargo movements are expected to double or triple by 2020 without corresponding improvements in existing infrastructure. Factor in additional security requirements atop this growth, and we could be headed for port g...
  • Chemical Plant On The Connecticut River
    500 words
    Dear Mr. Peace, The Connecticut River also known as by it's Algonquin name Long River is very rich and still useable for transportation. The chemical plant that you are proposing to put on the Connecticut River will harm our environment and our river and it's wildlife which live in or near our river. Also in your proposal to build a chemical plant on the Connecticut River you stated false information in your column about Connecticut River and it's past history. In your column you stated that it ...
  • Insurance Company
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    1. The possibility of insuring cargo was introduced earlier. How does the situation change, as far as incentives are concerned, when companies can insure their transported goods against possible shipwrecks? First of all, the companies' most important aim is to safe money. Therefore if they have to deliver their goods from on place to another, they are intent on taking care about their products. Transportation companies comprehend that it is by no means more efficient to teach their staff to carr...

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