In they come, ship after ship, day in and day out, all these containers like those on APL Jade earlier this week, standardized thanks to the innovation of Malcolm McLean.  But then what happens?  By the way, Jade is less than a train car shy of 1000 feet!

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And out they go, some to clutter the highways , some by rail, but more and more containers move along coastal waters thanks to a concept called “short sea shipping.”  Here Joan Moran moves several dozen containers at once to points or ports north and east . . . or downeast.

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Short sea shipping . . . too bad we don’t see a lot more of it.  Think of that next time you’re surrounded by trucks on the highway.

By the way, check out the dirty white clouds like thick textured paint, prevalent the  past three days;  they’ve brought rain here, not snow like down south.

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