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Here was my initial Short Sea… post.  I love the concept, but I’m not a fan of the label “short sea shipping.”  To play with it a bit, given the English language tendency to make it an abbreviation, how about SSS as “seriously smart shipping” or “ship to shore service”  or only slightly changed “short seashipping.”

The idea is that containers, once in the megaport, move from there to smaller subports via barge, keeping lots of truck traffic from congesting the roadways AND

saving fuel and money.  A new twist could be to put the

trucks/tractors themselves on the barge,

although I’m guessing this is something different.  Nevertheless,

huzzah for short sea trucking.  Tugs here were Cape Cod (made up with the barge) and Turecamo Girls, assist.

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.

Here’s #13 if you want to look back.  So, my first thought …  another Maersk container vessel.  But it’s an American-flagged Maersk vessel, ex-Greenwich Maersk, reflagged as one ship (of a total of 47) enrolled in the Maritime Security Program.  Given that, what cargo do you suppose it might carry?

The color atop the reddish Triton container may be a clue.

You got it now?

Besides all these containers that might be carrying anything, there are military trucks, trailers, generators or other components.  Hauling ass…

er . . . assets, Humvees

to go . . .

All fotos, Will Van Dorp.

Cargoes past featured–besides plain colored containers–trucks, and boats like this. Anyone know the cargo of a rowboat called Liv?  Unrelated to the sixth boro, but the answer follows at end of post.   Some of these

traveled to sea yesterday on

President Polk.  Military colors?  Some engines or generators traveled a little farther back.

No . .  cargo here is not cobalt.  But can anyone tell me the types of oils or chemicals she carries?  For pics of her launch, see here;  scroll down a bit.

As to cargoes or potential ones here, use your imagi . . .

nat

ion. I still have no confirmation what this fishing boat catches.  MOL Express, 964′ loa.  Bering Sea (ex-Stacy Moran and ex-Cougar) stands by barge in the distance.

E-Bos undergoes lightering.

Cargo on Padre Island . . . rich Hudson Valley silt, soon “dissipant” on the  seabottom.

And more on this later:  a group a thirsty folk in matching red uniforms evoking a certain cargo-delivery outfit from up north . . .  .  Could they have liberated themselves from the hold of Ambrose?  Would they be carrying TWICs?

All fotos by Will Van Dorp.  Liv . . . . info here.  Cargo/powerplant is a young woman named Katie Spotz.

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