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Tamu Massif

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on October 4, 2013

In the northwestern Pacific Ocean about 1,000 miles east of Japan lies the Shatsky Rise, an elevated portion of the seabed that covers an area the size of California. It was from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet that Doolittle’s Raiders were launched on 18 April 1942 in waters above the Rise.

Shipping slump spreads the pain to box makers

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on August 29, 2013

If you think the container shipping business is depressing, try the container making business. A good 20 percent of the 30 million boxes in circulation around the world are more than 20 years old, even though their lifespan should be 15 years.