Thursday, April 26, 2012

Shipping Containers Stacked High

"Hawaii is the most isolated population center on the face of the earth. Hawaii is 2,390 miles from California; 3,850 miles from Japan; 4,900 miles from China; and 5,280 miles from the Philippines" (www.50states.com).

I actually think about this sometimes, and marvel at the efforts required to move enough goods here to sustain over 900,000 people on our island alone.  Here are some more interesting facts:

 Honolulu Harbor offers cargo vessels and commercial interests over 200 acres of container yards, more than 30 berth facilities, and over FIVE miles of mooring.  In 2005 Honolulu Harbor accommodated over 500 thousand cruise ship passengers and handled $3.3 billion US in imports and over $200 million US in exports. Major cargoes handled through Honolulu Harbor include automobiles, overseas cargos, breakbulk, general cargo, dry and liquid bulk, and petroleum products. Among the most frequent cargoes are general merchandise, scrap metal, lumber, vehicles, sugar, molasses, chemical products, cement, diesel, fuel oil, jet fuel, and gasoline (from World Port Source).

Amazing!


8 comments:

  1. It is amazing how much stuff gets shipped in containers these days. I love the story from 1992 of the 29,000 rubber ducks lost overboard from a ship and their long journey around the world.

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  2. That is too high. Good thing no accident happen there. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. These shipping containers must go. Donate them to Africa and let the people there use these as houses.

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