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Offline Drafe Hoblin

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« on: October 20, 2021, 04:52:35 AM »
In my own mind I was assuming that the longer shipments remain on logjammed vessels, the 'hypothetical space' of the container becomes more valuable than the items inside... which would be evident the next time the container is used.

But this article from Breitbart is scary...
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/10/19/report-shipping-containers-from-stranded-ships-dumped-in-l-a-neighborhoods/

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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2021, 06:41:10 AM »
Looks like the perfect solution for the homeless in LA. Camp out in shipping containers.  :whatever:
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2021, 08:02:40 AM »
I'm just curious, in "normal times" what percentage of containers are shipped out empty?
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2021, 08:29:40 AM »
I'm just curious, in "normal times" what percentage of containers are shipped out empty?

The article says that the containers are being "stored" kinda wherever they can find room for them after they're emptied. I'm guessing that the ships that offloaded them have already hied back to China/Vietnam/India/Indonesia. Otherwise, I think (could be way off here) they'd load up those same containers with American goods for the return trip.



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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2021, 09:41:21 AM »
The article says that the containers are being "stored" kinda wherever they can find room for them after they're emptied. I'm guessing that the ships that offloaded them have already hied back to China/Vietnam/India/Indonesia. Otherwise, I think (could be way off here) they'd load up those same containers with American goods for the return trip.

That was an attempt to make a joke, right?

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Re: Shipping-Containers
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2021, 09:46:40 AM »
The article says that the containers are being "stored" kinda wherever they can find room for them after they're emptied. I'm guessing that the ships that offloaded them have already hied back to China/Vietnam/India/Indonesia. Otherwise, I think (could be way off here) they'd load up those same containers with American goods for the return trip.

There have been TV dramas with seasons and/or episodes revolving around smuggling illegal immigrants in such storage containers at ports.  The Wire, CSI: Miami come to mind. 
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2021, 10:16:19 AM »
There have been TV dramas with seasons and/or episodes revolving around smuggling illegal immigrants in such storage containers at ports.  The Wire, CSI: Miami come to mind.

I'm curious if there are any containers in the scores of ships waiting offshore that have humans in them who thought they were signing up for a 14 day cruise to the promised land.  I'd hate to be the one to open up any of those containers.
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Re: Shipping-Containers
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2021, 11:44:50 AM »
That was an attempt to make a joke, right?

I guess I'm slow on the hilarity uptake at 0500.  :stoner:
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Re: Shipping-Containers
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2021, 04:51:34 PM »
The containers aren't physically checked around the world, as a rule. 

Their paperwork is.  They're sealed with a Government locking-'band'.  The weight of the container has to logically match-up with the items listed inside.

When it's opened at the address on the paperwork, some countries might have a few officials on site.  That's about it.  But using one to travel in is like being locked in a 20x8x8 windowless submarine for 2-months.
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2021, 05:33:22 PM »
But using one to travel in is like being locked in a 20x8x8 windowless submarine for 2-months.


So, relatively plush and roomy accomodations for your average submariner, then? (I kid.  :naughty: )
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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2021, 05:34:54 PM »


So, relatively plush and roomy accomodations for your average submariner, then? (I kid.  :naughty: )

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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2021, 08:49:01 PM »
Looks like the perfect solution for the homeless in LA. Camp out in shipping containers.  :whatever:
There are companies out there that will use shipping containers to design houses.
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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2021, 10:24:42 PM »
Interesting perspective on the shipping backlog by an engineer on a merchant ship.
https://youtu.be/9K7QckIfEZA
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Re: Shipping-Containers
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2021, 05:16:30 AM »
There are companies out there that will use shipping containers to design houses.

Doesn't surprise me at all. Since the cost of a home, even a modest house, has become stupidly expensive in Commiefornia, kinda makes shipping containers and cardboard boxes viable options.
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« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2021, 08:52:58 AM »
Doesn't surprise me at all. Since the cost of a home, even a modest house, has become stupidly expensive in Commiefornia, kinda makes shipping containers and cardboard boxes viable options.


At Disneyland the fireworks launch control bunker is a converted shipping container with a reinforced roof and 1 1/2" thick reinforced picture window that overlooks the launch site to keep the operator safe during a show.  During my time there I had a few shells land nearby the bunker or bounce off the roof with no damage to the container other than a little scorched paint.
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Re: Shipping-Containers
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2021, 09:59:09 AM »
Interesting perspective on the shipping backlog by an engineer on a merchant ship.
https://youtu.be/9K7QckIfEZA

Great vid.  Underscores the business as usual aspect of the industry, trying to claw back into focus.  Without COVID, but still with Biden, we would've had this problem eventually.  Probably by 2022.
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« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2021, 01:36:55 PM »


So, relatively plush and roomy accomodations for your average submariner, then? (I kid.  :naughty: )

Roomy , yes, plush , no.
Subs have a galley, head and bunks. these don't .
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« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2021, 04:56:34 PM »
Chief Makoi posted another video that talks about life for the crew members who are stuck on the ship as they wait to offload their containers https://youtu.be/47zNCHDfJ3E
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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2021, 04:11:05 PM »
Take the containers to central america, mexico and haiti , fill them with migrants and ship them to pakistan or nigeria.
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« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2021, 04:19:31 PM »
Take the containers to central  north america, mexico and haiti , fill them with migrants Democrats and ship them to pakistan or nigeria.

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Re: Shipping-Containers
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2021, 05:30:26 PM »
Chief Makoi posted another video that talks about life for the crew members who are stuck on the ship as they wait to offload their containers https://youtu.be/47zNCHDfJ3E

Holy cow, DLR ... :hi5:

I, for some reason, watched the entire above vid.  Even read some of the comments below it.  Being a "land-locked" person living in the mountains of North Georgia, and wondering about what is going on aboard those container ships waiting out in the water for so long ...

Was fascinated by Makoi's explanations! 

Only problem now is, I should have been making dinner instead!   :bolt:  :-)
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