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Container Loaded with One Million Cigarettes Washes Ashore On Devon Coast

Last Wednesday, we posted about Svendborg Maersk, which last an estimated 520 containers  in a storm in the Bay of Biscay.  What happened to all the containers that fell overboard?  One of them, loaded with a million cigarettes, may have just washed … Continue reading

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Svendborg Maersk Update: 520 Containers Lost in Bay of Biscay

The initial reports that the Svendborg Maersk lost 200-300 containers in a storm on Friday in the Bay of Biscay have turned out to be optimistic. The number is now estimated to be around 520. 85% of the boxes lost … Continue reading

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Container Cliff: Port Strike on East and Gulf Coast Ports Averted, for Now

Update: The port strike has been averted for now with a 30 day contract extension. In early December we posted about the end of the eight day West Coast dock strike that shut down 10 of the port’s 14 container terminals in  the … Continue reading

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Arms & Drug Trafficking – Container Ships and Rust Buckets

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has recently released a study of arms and drug trafficking by ship. The headline is “Most ships involved in arms and drugs trafficking are based in world’s richest countries.”  The larger part of the picture, however, is not … Continue reading

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