And yet, entire ships go missing sometimes. Presumably from rogue waves.So I read this yahoo article separate from this forum and thought about bikes and anything else that is put on boat. I’m assuming these containers have tracking mechanisms on them to identify when and what has been lost but something that has me truly
How do companies continue to with faith put their goods on a boat who’s operators have this “send it” attitude when it comes to the seas. Our weather satellite tracking over the recent hears has had to have progressed to the point where ships aren’t getting caught in the perfect Effin storm.
Risk Scenario: Okay, my bike was on the container that sunk. No problem for US distributor, he will get reimbursed or have his order placed in queue and will be notified some time early next year of delivery expectation. Not much risk there, so yeah, that works for me.ocean shipping is OUTRAGEOUSLY cheap compared with air. also, the stuff is presumably insured, so not that much risk. finally, the production cost in Asia is so cheap that they can tolerate occasional losses.
I don't think that's something that's very far off into the future.Smart containers that pilot themselves from port to port in dedicated shipping lanes.
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How much was the freight bill on the last container you brought in?ocean shipping is OUTRAGEOUSLY cheap compared with air. also, the stuff is presumably insured, so not that much risk. finally, the production cost in Asia is so cheap that they can tolerate occasional losses.
Smart containers that pilot themselves from port to port in dedicated shipping lanes.
I don't think that's something that's very far off into the future.
I didn't know about this specifically, but given where we are regarding autonomous (and semi-autonomous) vehicles already, I know the tech exists. All it's going to take is for someone to put it together into the right package to make it really interesting.Autonomous shipping has been a topic in shipping circles for a few years. There have been several detailed studies of Autonomous freight ships that could travel in long convoys for draft efficiencies that look promising for big box shippers.
Not worth it for anyone to haul out?many years ago, in the early 90's i was living in alaska an had to tell a customer her rocker was not going to show when it should. The container came off of the boat. She understood and asked me to reorder it.
The cans don't completely sink, they have enough air, that they are just under the surface. This particular container, was shot and sunk by the coast quard.