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container ships

How much bigger can container ships get?

Have a read of this excellent article about huge container ships By William Kremer for BBC World Service:   The world’s cargo ships are getting big, really big. No surprise, perhaps, given the volume of goods produced in Asia and consumed in Europe and the US. But are these giant symbols of the world’s trade imbalance…

Progress on Port of Hastings Box Project

From Lloyd’s List Australia website, report on Port of Hastings progress. Note that David Hodgett, Victoria’s Minister for Ports, is quoted as saying that the various assessments (including environment) will “see this important development progressed”. So if they are going to progress it, why bother with the assessments? What if the environment assessment indicates that the…

Progress on port of Hastings box project

From Lloyd’s List Australia website, report on Port of Hastings progress. Note that Hodgett is quoted as saying that the various assessments (including environment) will “see this important development progressed”. So if they are going to progress it, why bother with the assessments? What if the environment assessment indicates that the project should not go…