Posts Tagged ‘Shipping’

Roaring Through the Canyons of the 94111: San Francisco Bar Pilot Blows Three Months Salary on a Ferrari Convertible

Friday, March 8th, 2013

I don’t know, do you make a half-million dollars per year? Well then you just might be richer than a typical San Francisco Bar Pilot.

I’m telling you, it’s the best blue-collar job in the world.

Why do they get paid so much? IDK.

Why do they get paid more than double or triple what other American bar pilots get paid? IDK.

Anyway, this fellow may or may not be an SF bar pilot, but he could be: 

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Oh well.

The Giant Shipping Containers of the Port of Oakland Look Super Small from Twin Peaks

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Here’s the view, filled with direct-from-China ISO standard shipping containers, direct-from-China freighters* and the legs of the iconic direct-from-China AT-AT Imperial Walker ship cranes:

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Giant boxes in the harbor
Giant boxes made of aluminum**
Giant boxes, giant boxes
Giant boxes, all the same

There’s a green one and a red one
And a blue one and a purple one
And they’re all made out of aluminum**
And they all look just the same

*Which hardly ever crash into the Bay Bridge and leak bunker fuel all over the place

**Or steel

A.P. Moller-Maersk Group 2,045,776545 Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. 1,638,962414 CMA CGM 1,100,007384 American President Lines 589,879147 Evergreen Marine Corporation 554,725152 Hapag-Lloyd 541,811124 COSCO 498,437134 CSAV 469,428128 Hanjin Shipping 448,05198 China Shipping Container Lines 440,236122 NYK Line 365,03495 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines 363,18894 Orient Overseas Container Line 353,33877 Hamburg Süd 338,778109 Zim Integrated Shipping Services 322,68596 K Line 318,19382 Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation 313,37977 Hyundai Merchant Marine 271,60452 Pacific International Lines 227,649126 UASC 199,08250

Port of Oakland – So Many Container, So Few Container Crane AT-ATs

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

The busy Port of Oakland has more international shipping containers than you can imagine.

That keeps the Star Wars AT-AT-looking container cranes busy all the time.


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Jerry Brown Goes After Those Responsible for the Cosco Busan Allision

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Indeed, who is responsible for the Cosco Busan Oil Spill? We’ll find out for sure sooner or later, but the big news today is the filing of a huge lawsuit by Attorney General Jerry Brown. Read the complaint for yourself, why don’t you? It’s pretty accessible. (These lawsuits are starting to pile up, what with City Attorney Dennis Herrera having already filed his suit on behalf of San Francisco.)

Today’s defendants include:

• Regal Stone Ltd.
• Fleet Management Ltd.
• Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd.
• Synergy Management Services
• Synergy Marine Ltd.
• John J. Cota, San Francisco Bar Pilot

The second time is the charm. The famous Cosco Busan, with a patched-up port side, crossing under the Bay Bridge the correct way, back in 2007. Click to expand.

On it goes. Let’s hope this doesn’t happen again anytime soon.

The deets after the jump.