Adios 2014

Adios 2014

I posed some questions as below when we said goodbye to 2013 back in, well 2013..

Will the P3 become a reality..??
Will the pirates move back East..??
Will the Triple E be overthrown as the worlds largest ship..??
Will we know the exact reasons why the MOL Comfort, a 5 year old ship, broke so quickly and dramatically..??

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Containers blown into Durban Harbour

Please see below information from Transnet about containers blown into Durban harbour.. High winds blow empty containers into Durban harbour but port still open [Durban, South Africa, 13/12/2014] High winds gusting at 35 to 40 knots blew 10 empty containers into the Durban Harbour, from a ship a berth 108 at the Durban Container Terminal,…

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Is the current inspection regime for containers good enough..??

The introduction of the freight container revolutionised the carriage of cargo in the supply chain, permitting large volumes of cargo to be lifted from ships without the need for slings, nets or platforms. But the container brought its own problems that did not at first manifest themselves.

The system is fundamentally reliant on the integrity of parts that may not regularly be scrutinised in operation.

But, is the current inspection regime for containers good enough..?? Read the discussion from TT Club..

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