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Random ROROs 2

ROROS of various sorts you can find here.  But let’s take three that have called in the sixth boro during this month.  These are three of many more.  See if you can rank them by age and size.    It should be fairly easy.  The three are Polaris Highway, Paganella (which I erroneously thought was Pagan […]

Random ROROs

One day in April, I noticed five ROROs in the sixth boro at the same time.I’m think the volume of ROROs in the port has increased.  Anyone have substantiation of that hunch? Contemporary ROROs look quite similar one to the other, but a careful point by point comparison reveals differences.  Look at them here. Hoegh […]

RORO Variation

In the continuing project of posting a sampling of the variety of vessels calling in the sixth boro, here’s a variation on the RORO profile.  Click here to see the many previous RORO posts.   Several minutes before I took this photo, I saw it and couldn’t quite understand what I was seeing. It’s about […]

Hay & Straw RORO

If equestrians and carriage riders must eat, snack, and graze, and truckloads of such ingestibles roll off and back on, then the same needs must be met for the steeds. Trailers of ponies come with their own picnic lunch . . .     Pallets of the sustenance roll off. Ditto the straw. All photos […]

RORO and FLOFLO 2

Here was the first in this series of titles, from almost seven years ago. The barge with green containers, the bridge, and the Glovis roll on-roll off (RORO) vessel all look great bathed in January morning light, a bit of wolf moon light thrown in as well. I don’t know if this RORO has called […]

RORO and FLOFLO

RORO . .   I don’t know how long ago this acronym entered English.  This one has a particularly interesting name, although the naming convention for all NYK ROROs uses mythological references and then the “last name” LEADER.  Aphrodite comes from Toyohashi Shipbuilding. Click here for an informational site on ROROs.  Now I have to […]

Corporate RORO

You’ve seen these colors combined before.  Maybe in an ad or on a parts truck, but you know the gray set off by the red pinstripe and the ivory. See it on the stack?  Nissan has to be the only vehicle company with a corporate color.  But you’d think they’d christen their carriers with a […]

TEFC Lumber Carrier 2

This vessel–Mozu Arrow– intrigued me about two months ago, but I never saw it.  I’m grateful to Mike Abegg for these photos then. I followed it on AIS, thinking maybe it’d lead to some Equatorial places, maybe to load tropical woods…  but instead, after hitting lots of US East Coast ports, it headed to Europe. […]

Flags of Convenience 6

aka “that you can choose your registry is something I’ve never fully understood.”  I suppose some folks prefer the term “open registry.”  Check all these different registries, FoCs, all taken in the past 30 days!  Here are previous installments. Let’s start with Maersk, the largest overseas cargo transport company in the world, based in Copenhagen, […]

Liberty Promise

Serendipity is as scintillating as any fireworks. And I hope today’s post is an illustration . . . .  Can you make sense of the photo below? A car carrier came into the sixth boro less than a week ago, and I happened to be in a place that afforded this perspective.  Just luck.  It […]