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Friday, February 21, 2020



Joshua James - Lifesaver

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on March 16, 2012

Joshua James (1826-1902) served as a lifesaver for 60 of his 75 years. Born in Hull, Massachusetts, he joined the Massachusetts Humane Society (an organization modeled on the Royal National Lifeboat Institution – RNLI) at age 15 after his mother and one of his sisters died in a ship wreck.

China factories crippled by curbs on credit

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on July 21, 2011

Access to credit is critical to sustaining a manufacturing business in China, especially at the lower value, mass-producing end of the market. The orders for export goods can be measured in millions of units that require huge quantities of raw materials.