High Shipping Costs Are Here to Stay, Says Bloomberg
By Henry Ren (Bloomberg) Stubbornly high shipping expenses for businesses are getting sealed into contracts for the next 12 months, forcing companies to pass the extra costs on to consumers....
Here’s a video just uploaded to the website LiveLeak that is going viral this week.
A quick shot of clinometer shows the car carrier was rolling 50+ degrees. As you can see, the heavy rolling caused some of the cargo to break lose, causing a good amount of damage to the cargo. OK, it was a lot a damage.
The original footage (see below) was actually posted to gCaptain (via Youtube) in 2008. According to the uploader, it was shot aboard an American Roll-On/Roll-Off car carrier on January 12, 2007 as the vessel battled 55-foot seas in the North Atlantic. If you look closely at the top right, you can actually see a crew member at the ~25 second mark struggling to gain his footing. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to find any archived details about this incident, but perhaps some of you can shed some more light in the comments section.
Update: We are getting all sorts of emails about the circumstances surrounding the videos, and unfortunately we cannot independently verify any of the claims or authenticity. That said, we love a good sea story so feel free to share what you know in the comment section below.
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