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INDEX to The Cargo Letter:
OUR "A" Section: Trade, Financial & Inland News***
1. Freight Forwarder Trade Briefs ______________
2. The Cargo Letter Financial Page ______________
OUR "B" Section: FF World Air News***
3. Freight Forwarder World Air Briefs ____________
OUR "C" Section: FF World Ocean News***
4. FF World Ocean Briefs _____________________
5. The Cargo Letter Cargo Damage Dispatches _____
**Back By Popular Demand**
OUR "D" Section: FF in Cyberspace***
6. The Cargo Letter "Cyber Ports of Call" _________
OUR "A" Section: Trade, Financial & Inland News***
1. Freight Forwarder Trade Briefs _____________
***The Pirates You Can't See Condsidered More Dangweous ...... as transport gateways are facing increased risk in the next 20 years from attacks from cyber pirates hacking into supply chain systems and the real threat of piracy in key ocean trading lanes, said a survey of 80 executives by PricewaterhouseCoopers consultants. Terrorist and piracy attacks on supply chains are expected on transport gateways according to over half of respondents, said the PwC report entitled Transportation & Logistics 2030 - Securing the Supply Chain. The cost of piracy in the
***The Long Road Back ...... as
***Hung By Hangers .... as U.S. Customs and Border Protection's trade fraud targeting unit recently uncovered a transshipment scheme to avoid paying antidumping duties on imported steel-wire coat hangers, according to a statement. Analysts at the CBP unit responded to a complaint filed through e-Allegations, CBP's online trade violation reporting system. The hangers were shipped from
***Some Golfers Failing To Make Par..... as when it comes to buying legitimate equipment made overseas ~- beware. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said seizures of counterfeit golf equipment from China, much of it purchased over the Internet, increased 33% in fiscal year 2010 ended Sept. 30, and 37% in fiscal year 2009. Through May of the 2011 fiscal year, CBP has seized 256 sets of golf equipment with a domestic value of US$192,000 and an estimated manufacturer's suggested retail price of US$589,000 for the real items. Counterfeit golf equipment accounted for 786 seizures last year, compared to 519 seizures in fiscal year 2009, and 327 seizures in fiscal year 2008, according to CBP. The most prevalent counterfeit goods include footwear, consumer electronics, apparel, handbags and wallets, watches and pharmaceuticals.
***Rags Tagged ..... authorities at the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach complex have confiscated US$14.3M worth of knockoff designer clothing in 3 separate shipments from
***The Dangers of Karaoke ........as an electronics importer is singing the blues after federal officials in
***Corresponding With Your Plants ..... as the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service said it has revamped its Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) stakeholder registry e-mail subscription service. The service allows individuals to receive information about PPQ activities on a variety of plant health topics. Subscribers will be able to choose from a range of PPQ topics, such as PPQ "hot issues," federal notices, irradiation programs, foreign pests and diseases, plant pest programs, and updates to manuals and the Fruits and Vegetables Import Requirements database. Subscribers may also select how often to receive e-mails.
***China Picks Up Speed .... as it will launch a much-anticipated high-speed-train link between
***Revolving Truck Doors ..... as the driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets rose to an annualized rate of 75% in the 1st quarter of 2011, the American Trucking Associations said. That's a 6% increase over the 4th quarter of 2010, and a 92% leap from an annualized rate of 39% in the 3rd quarter. The rapid increase in driver turnover — the rate at which drivers leave a company within a year — comes as competition for experienced truckers intensifies. "The driver market is tightening," ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello said. "We hear nearly every day from fleets who cannot find enough drivers to meet demand." As driver pay and benefits increase, truckers tend to jump from carrier to carrier. In addition, carriers tend to focus recruitment efforts on experienced drivers. The turnover rate increased most at large truckload carriers. Smaller truckload fleets saw their turnover rate rise 1 percentage point to 50%, the ATA said. That is still the highest turnover rate for small truckload carriers since 2008. Less-than-truckload carriers have a much lower turnover rate. Few LTL drivers spend more than a day or two on the road and they can earn higher pay. The LTL turnover rate rose 2 percentage points from 6% in the 4th quarter of 2010 to 8% in the first quarter. LTL carriers are also hunting drivers.
***Unwanted Passengers .... as iMoveGREEN, an agent for Bekins Van Lines, has recently discovered a main carrier of Bed Bugs: moving blankets! While Bed Bugs continue to be a pandemic across the
***UPS Innovates In Reverse ..... as it said June 13, it will launch a reverse logistics service in the fall aimed at helping businesses with high-value products save money and improve customer service when handling returns or exchanges. The service, called UPS Returns Exchange, is different than typical return programs in that a consumer will immediately receive a replacement item from the UPS driver picking up a defective or unwanted product instead of sending the product back to the manufacturer and waiting for a new or repaired item to be redelivered. UPS considers electronics, health care and retail companies as potential prime users of the premium service. The driver will assist the customer in packing the return item in the box used for replacement, which comes with resealable tape. The service reduces packaging and delivery costs by eliminating the seller's need to send an empty box to customers, and then dispatch UPS a second time to retrieve the item, saving fuel and carbon dioxide emissions. Giving the UPS driver more responsibility for preparing the return reduces risk for the shipper by ensuring the package is sent to the right destination and by the right transport mode, as well as that it is properly packaged to reduce damage during shipping, Shroff said. It can also cut down on fraud, he added, by verifying the original item is sent, so that a consumer can't falsely stuff an unrelated substitute in the box and then blame the carrier for the mistake.
***Big Brown More Green .... as UPS said it has installed a 250-kilowatt rooftop solar array on its
***German Expansion For Dachser .... as third-party logistics services provider will invest US$23M through March 2012 in a new logistics center at Erlensee, near
***America Becomes Connected ...... as fifty-five years ago today, something got started that many of use every day and that most of us take for granted. It was in 1956 that President Eisenhower signed a bill establishing the Interstate Highway System. Today, that system is
***Danger In The Dog Days ...... as according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more traffic accidents occur in August than in any other month. June & July are among the highest accidents months of the year as well. In difficult weather conditions, drivers are often paying more conscious attention to the roads, aware of the risks involved.
***Court Rules Parking Lot A Highway Under NY Law ...... as when is a village parking lot a highway? When
***Pay Attention In Skool ..... as a new, high-profile road sign over an
***Logistics Quote of The Month .."The line between disorder and order lies in logistics..." -- Sun Tzu , ancient Chinese general and author of The Art of War
2. The Cargo Letter Financial Page ____________
**Bombardier (aircraft maker) UP with a 12% year-on-year 1st quarter profit increase to US$225.3M.
**FedEx. UP with 4th quarter net income of US$558M, up 33% from last year's US$419M.
**FedEx Freight (LTL trucker). UP with a US$42M operating profit for the quarter that ended May 31, compared with a US$36M loss a year ago.
*Shipping Corporation of
**UTi Worldwide Inc. DOWN with US$8.7M income, less net income attributable to non-controlling interests, in the quarter ended April 30, compared to $10.1M in the same 2010 period.
OUR "B" Section: FF World Air News***
3. Freight Forwarder World Air Briefs __________
***Call For Increased Lithium Enforcement ..... as a 19-member coalition comprised of air cargo associations, battery manufacturers and electronics companies has written an open letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood urging the U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT) to enforce penalties on shippers of lithium and lithium ion rechargeable batteries who breach air transportation safety policies. Addressing the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) May 18 citation of three lithium battery-related incidents, the coalition stated, "the failure of some shippers to comply with these requirements has been the root cause of virtually all of reported air cargo transport incidents." Last October, FedEx Express reported a shipment of lithium ion battery packs for electric bicycles bound for
***China Volume Down ...... as big airlines suffered declines in cargo volume in May for the first time this year as domestic, but mostly overseas demand, weakened, according to the Shanghai Daily. Cargo volume dropped 4.2% from a year earlier to 447,400 tons in May, including a 16% decline on international routes to 138,700 tons, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The Japanese earthquake and tsunami continued to hit trade between
***Air Market Will Contine Strong ..... as Boeing forecasts a US$4 trillion market of 3,500 new passenger aircraft & freighters over the next 20 years with a significant increase in expected deliveries in its Boeing 2011 Current Market Outlook (CMO). Asia Pacific is forecast to need the most new aircraft at a value of deliveries of more than US$1.5 trillion in 11,450 deliveries. The region will account for more than a third of new deliveries worldwide, while the
***Airbus And Boeing Count Billions In New Orders .... as the Paris Air Show ends, the world's two largest aircraft manufacturers reported orders or commitments totaling US$94Bn, mainly from carriers in Asia & Mideast, with a notable emphasis on models that save on fuel and reduce carbon emissions. In what it says is a new record for aircraft sales among any manufacturer at the Le Bourget 2011 show, Airbus has secured orders for 730 aircraft totaling US$72.2Bn. Boeing announced it had secured 129 orders totaling more than US$22.4 Bn from 11 customers. Qatar Airways ordered six 777-300ERs; Air Lease Corp. bought 20 737-800s; and Malaysia Airlines took 10 737-800s. The big purchase came from UTair Aviation, who ordered 33 737-800s and 7 737-900ERs.
***Canceling The Conversions ..... as citing increased demand for A320 passenger craft, Airbus has terminated its development program for the A320/A321 passenger-to-freighter conversion and dissolved Airbus Freighter Conversion.
***British Airways Makes It's Price-Fixing Contribution ..... as it will pay US$89.5M to settle a class action lawsuit for its part in a scam involving 18 airlines and 19 executives charged with price-fixing air cargo rates between 2000-2006. The class-action suit stems from U.S. Dept. of Justice's anti-cartel investigation from 2006. The plaintiffs of direct purchasers of air freight services have already settled US$66M with South American airlines' Lan Airlines, LAN Cargo SA and Aerolinhas Brasileiras SA. Of 13 airlines reaching pleas with class-action plaintiffs, five have been settled with an agreed total payment of US$367.9M, while the others await court approval.
***Buying Belgian ..... as after months of speculation, Qatar Airways has reached an agreement with Cargolux to acquire a 35% stake in the Luxembourg-based carrier for an undisclosed amount.
***Back From The Tsunami ..... as
***Failings At Honolulu ...... as mismanagement, inadequate equipment and a staffing shortage are to blame for the actions of dozens of Transportation Security Administration employees at
***Missouri Lambert Int'l Airport In Doubt ...... as it is relying on a future as a China cargo hub to save it from its drowning debts of US$1.3Bn following steep decline in both passenger and cargo volumes. But it's proposal for a Midwest China Hub has been criticised by air cargo analyst Michael Webber whose damning remarks that the "big idea" was a "big lie" for an airport on the verge of "shrinking, not growing". His argument is based on the fact that neither FedEx or UPS are involved in the cargo operation at the airport and that tax incentives are a waste of taxpayers money as there is no momentum behind the Midwest China Hub Commission plans. Its crippling debt is near to 10 times its total income of 2010 with high fees driving away passenger and cargo business at US$9 per 1,000 pounds of landed weight against
***Close Call ..... as a Lufthansa Airbus A340 headed for
***Volumes >>> Beihai Airport, in southwest
***Track Airline Flights ........ just enter the airline & flight number in Google to display the status of a flight & arrival time. For example, type "delta 123" to display this flight information if available.
***Track Epress Packages ....... just enter a UPS, FedEx or USPS tracking number in Google to get a direct link to track your packages.
***Ratatoulle Down Under..... as a flight crew checking the cabin of a Qantas plane before takeoff found rats in a compartment holding medical equipment, grounding the plane for more than a day. Crews did a visual check of the plane June 2 afternoon and found no more rats or any damage. The rodents had been in a cabinet holding a defibrillator. The plane returned to service June 2 morning. Scott Connolly of the Transportation Workers Union told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio that members have had concerns about hygiene and sanitation on Qantas flights.
***Rubber Guy Burgles Bags ...... as a man was arrested in
OUR "C" Section: FF World Ocean News***
4. FF World Ocean Briefs
***Turning The Tide ...... as a Somali court has jailed an American, three Britons and two Kenyans 10 to 15 years for illegally bringing US$3.6M in ransom money to free two ships and their crews seized by pirates. The Somali government bans ransom payments ostensibly to stop piracy, but such transactions have become routine, reported
***Record Ransoms ..... as UAE-flagged, Kuwaiti-owned 105,846-ton tanker M/T Zirki and its 29 crew have been released following reports that the 2nd largest ransom - US$12M - has been paid to pirates. The highest ransom paid to pirates was to the crude oil tanker M/T Iren in April: US$13M. This adds to the total of ransoms paid to US$110M, which does not include millions of dollars spent to make the drops, reports
***Maersk Charges For Pirates ...... as the Danish shipping giant has announced in a notice to trade that it has levied a US$70 per FEU piracy "risk" surcharge on all cargo moving between India and the Middle East.
***New Report Tracks NVOCC Growth ..... as after taking a detailed look at the Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) market, PIERS Trade Intelligence, announced this month it has issued an exclusive report titled "PIERS NVOCC Analysis" that documents NVOCC growth since 2006. The report is now available for free download. The report concluded that as
***China To Raise NVOCC Stakes ....... as it wants to increase the amount of the bond that U.S. non-vessel-operating common carriers must post when doing business in that country. Taking up an issue raised during bilateral talks with the
***Horizon Lines Running On Fumes ..... as
***Enforcing The Iran Embargo ...... as French container line CMA CGM is setting up an Iran compliance desk in the wake of a falsified shipment in March that actually contained weapons bound for Iran, the carrier said June 22. The desk is part of a larger initiative by the line to better tackle security and regulatory hurdles posed by nations under int'l sanctions. CMA CGM also said it will set up a new security and regulations section on its corporate Web site. CMA CGM said the container in which the weapons were found was falsely labeled by the shippers as a shipment of lentils. It later said shipping lines only had so much ability to ensure the cargo they carry corresponds truthfully with the corresponding bills of lading. A few days before the incident, the activist group United Against Nuclear Iran urged CMA CGM to cut business ties with
***Dead Freight Fees ...... as ocean carriers are moving toward space & volume guarantees in agreements with shippers that include fees on both shippers and carriers if either side fails to meet the commitments spelled out in the agreements. APL included such guarantees and mutual penalties in some trans-Pacific contracts with shippers this year. Maersk Line is developing a similar plan that it will start to roll out on select trade lanes in the 3rd quarter and globally by mid-summer next year. The plan includes what Maesrk calls a "load protection fee" of about US$100 per dry container and US$500 per reefer container on shippers that fail to deliver booked containers to the port of departure and a similar fee it would pay to shippers for booked containers that are not loaded on outbound Maersk ships.
***ENS Penalty ..... as failure to comply with the EU Customs electronic Entry Summary Declaration (ENS) within 24 hours before loading will result in fines/penalties and refusal to load cargo as of July 1, say carriers. Carriers, including Maersk Line and CMA CGM began charging fees of US$25 per ENS in line with the European Union Advanced Manifest Rule for all cargo entering EU at the beginning of the year during which ENS filings were monitored. European feeder operator Unifeeder also implemented a US$30 per bill of lading.
***2010 Rebound In
***Japanese Tsunami Aftermath ...... as containerized cargo exports will level off in fiscal 2011, which started on April 1, in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern part of the country on March 11, a research firm predicted. Containerized cargo exports from nine major Japanese ports are projected to rise only 0.2% in fiscal 2011 to 5.302 million 20-foot equivalent units after increasing a healthy 8.8% in the previous fiscal year. Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting, a subsidiary of
***St. Lawrence Seaway Throughput Up ...... as it opened this spring with volume up 3.7% in the first 2 months of the season compared with the same months last year. Cargo shipments, since the season opened March 22 to May 31, totaled 7.6 million metric tons transported, compared to just under 7.4 million in the same period last year, St. Lawrence Seaway Management reported June 22. Iron ore traffic declined 39% to 1.6 million metric tons, mainly due to the continued idling of the U.S. Steel plant in
***NOL Buys Big ...... as the Singapore-based parent company of container APL, said June 15 it has signed letters of intent with two South Korean shipyards to build 12 vessels worth US$1.5Bn. The order includes a 10-vessel series from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. for 14,000-TEU vessels, which would be by far the largest ships in APL's fleet. NOL is also planning to contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. to build two 9,200-TEU vessels. The line will also convert a July 2010 order placed with Daewoo for 10 8,400-TEU ships into 9,200-TEU vessels. In all, the orders will expand APL's order book by 160,000 TEUs to roughly 375,000 TEUs. The orders would give APL the third-largest order book in the industry after Mediterranean Shipping Co. and Maersk Line. NOL operates a fleet of 146 ships, representing 578,000 TEUs of capacity, according to maritime consultant Alphaliner.
***LAX - LBG Daytime Use Fee Increase....... as the PierPass program that operates in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., to provide off-peak service options for container lines and truckers, announced a fee increase of 20% to US$60, to take effect on Aug. 1. The announcement made June 7 raises the fee for cargo pickups and deliveries at the port during daytime business hours from US$50, where it has been since 2006. There is no charge for pickups and deliveries during off-peak weeknight hours starting at , as part of an effort to spread out cargo pickups and deliveries and cut down on delays.
***Weyerhaeuser Will Sell The Fleet ...... as it has agreed to sell its Westwood Shipping Lines subsidiary to J-WesCo, a holding company formed by a consortium of Japanese stevedore companies. In a letter to customers issued over the weekend, Westwood President Guy C. Stephenson said the new buyers have been key service providers to Westwood for more than 25 years. Weyerhaeuser said in its annual report includes Westwood's revenues in a category called "corporate and revenue." That segment had sales of US$253M, an US$88M increase from 2009. The company said the 53% increase "primarily consisted of increased revenues generated by our Westwood Shipping operations as a result of higher volumes and prices." Weyerhaeuser's total revenue in 2010 was US$6.55Bn. In 2010, Westwood sold five short line railroads.
***APL Logistics Goes Long ..... as it has begun to deploy its own fleet of 53-foot containers in the North American domestic intermodal market with its first boxes hitting highways and railroads in the region at the end of May, the third party logistics operator said. The fleet is expected to reach 1,000 units by the end of August and in excess of that before the end of the year.
***Greek In The Brig ...... as a chief engineer of a tanker has been sentenced to six months in jail after charges were made by the U.S. Justice Dept. for obstructing an investigation into the discharge of oily waste at sea. Dimitrios Grifakis, 57, of
***Lighter Loads On The Big Muddy ...... as pilots who guide ships in and out of the
***No Loads On THe Yangtze ..... as shipping services are being suspended or disrupted, owing to a severe drought that has reduced water levels 40 per cent below the average recorded over the past half century.
***The "Garbage Patch" Approaches .... as the French environmental group Robin des Bois estimates that a large percentage of the 25 million tons of debris created by the magnitude 9 earthquake and the tsunami that it triggered has been sucked out to sea. After being caught in the swirling currents for a number of years, it will congregate into two floating "garbage patches," one in the east and the other in the west of the Pacific. The debris includes damaged fishing boats, cars, shipping containers and the contents of thousands of houses, including refrigerators, along with plastics, wood, rubber and items made of PVC. Many of the vehicles will discharge their oil and fuel, creating numerous spills, while containers from industrial facilities will leak pesticides, chemicals and a wide range of other pollutants, the organisation said. The waste will move at a speed of between 5 &10 miles a day, catching the North Pacific Current and crossing the ocean in as little as 12 months. Off the coast of
***Throughput >>> Sri Lankan Port of Colombo has suffered a 6% decline in throughput in the first 4months of the year as major shipping lines have been adopting route changes bypassing the port. >>>
***This Month In U.S. Navy History
1833 - USS Delaware enters drydock at Gosport Navy Yard in Norfolk, Va., the first warship to enter a public drydock in the United States.
1870 - USS Mohican burns Mexican pirate ship Forward.
1940 - Chief of Naval Operations asks Congress for money to build two-ocean Navy.
1958 - Navy and post office deliver first official missile mail when USS Barbero (SS 317) fired Regulus II missile with 3,000 letters 100 miles east of Jacksonville, Fla., to Mayport, Fla.
1959 - Launching of USS George Washington (SSBN 598), first nuclear powered fleet ballistic missile submarine, at Groton, Conn.
1990 - Cmdr. Rosemary Mariner becomes first Navy women to command fleet jet aircraft squadron.
1991 - Two battle groups and amphibious ships evacuate dependents and Air Force personnel from Clark Air Force Base after
***Living In The Can ..... as a rural
***Celebrating S/S Badger ........ only remaining coal-fired vessel operating under the
5. The Cargo Letter Cargo Damage Dispatches
**Back By Popular Demand**
We're sorry, but there were so many sinkings, explosions, pirate attacks, fires, cargo mishaps, battles on the water & other disasters at sea that we do not have room to print even the highlights this month. Many people lost their lives at sea this month!!
But you can read all this month's disaster news at our special Internet web feature which provides full details of each event -- our Vessel Casualties & Pirate Activity Database. Bookmark the site and visit every day! Updated twice daily.
SPECIAL NOTE: Please view the dramatic new pictures at our special "Gallery of Cargo Loss" website feature.
See our new feature for June 2011: "Forget The Pilot, Call A Plumber!"
See our new feature for June 2011: "Capsize At
See our newest photo feature "Singles Only" - Transportation Disasters Told In A Single Photo!
Daily Vessel Casualties ...... as we don't want you to miss the excitement of our 24 hour reports of the dramatic events at sea each day -- stories of casualties & pirates --- almost none of which are carried on your local news. Edited daily by Christoph Wahner, Esq. of Countryman & McDaniel.
NOTE: The historic dangers of carriage by sea continue to be quite real. Shippers must be encouraged to purchase high quality marine cargo insurance from their freight forwarder or customs broker. It's dangerous out there.
OUR "D" Section: FF in Cyberspace***
6. The Cargo Letter "Cyber Ports Of Call"
Here are our suggested world wide web sites of the week for your business, your information and your amusement..............
Cargo & Trade>>>>>>
American Tugboat Review 2011 ....... packed with photos
Airbus Cabin of the Future For 2050
Enforcing America's Trade Laws In The Face of Customs Fraud & Duty Evasion
JOC Find A Sailing
JOC Sailings Carrier & NVOCC Directory
Softwood Lumber Domestic Manufacturers and Importers Approve National Research and Promotion Program
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Customs, CBP): 2011 Quota Book Transmittals
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): "Pathway to Global Product Safety and Quality"
U.S. FDA Updated Frequently Asked Questions On The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
U.S. FDA Increases Surveillance of Fresh Produce in Response To E.Coli Outbreak In Europe
U.S. FDA Releases Compliance And Enforcement & Criminal Investigations Web Portal
U.S. Int.l Trade Commission (USITC) Final Report: Modifications To The Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) For January 1, 2012
Airline Cargo Management Magazine
Trade Shows, Exhibitions, Conferences & Business Events Worldwide
World Trade Organization Events
8th China Air Cargo Summit 2011 ...... Oct.12-14, Shenzhen, PRC
Cool Logistics 2011 .....26-28 Sept. 2011,
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2011..... 25 - 31 July,
FIATA World Congress 2011 .......16 to
Military Vehicles Exhibition & Conference 2011 (MVEC 2011) .... Cobo Convention 9-11 Aug. 2011, Center,
Best Practices For Transitioning To Electronic Document Management .........Tuesday, July 13 at
TOC Americas 2011 .....15-17 Nov. 2011, El Panama Hotel, Panama City
TOC Middle East 2011 ....... Sept. 27-29, Dubai World Trade Centre
Transport Security Expo 2011 ......13-14 Sept. 2011,
WMU's Piracy Conference ........ 17-19 Oct 2001,
Apps For That - iPhones>>>>>>>>>
Phone Tracker for iPhones ....... first permission-based iPhone solution that allows you to track the location of other iPhone users.
Skyscanner All flights, Everywhere - Free
Amazing New Sun Photos from Space
ivic Literacy Exam
Cruise of the Corwin .......an 1881 exploratory voyage in the Arctic ocean
CSS Hunley To Rotate In June 2011
CSS Hunley Moves Upright for First Time in Over a Century
The Daredevil Pilots of Colombia
The Dog That Cornered Osama Bin Laden
Edward Teach aka Blackbeard
Endeavour's Final Mission
Houston Pilot Suspended For Slurs, Swearing Over Air Traffic Radio
NASA CESTOL Airliner
Pilot's View of the Craziest Flyby Ever ........ jet trainer, one meter off ground
Thank Your Military
Track Boeing 747-8 Biofuel Flight
Wind Turbines On M/V Stena Jutlandica ..... Stena Line is the first ferry company in the world to have wind turbines on a passenger ferry.
Written from wire stories, the Associated Press, Reuters, Hong Kong Shipping News Lloyds & other world sources.
The Cargo Letter Correspondents:
Michael S. McDaniel, Esq. Editor (Countryman & McDaniel)
Christoph M. Wahner, Esq. (Countryman & McDaniel) Daily Vessel Casualties
Maria Payne (Countryman & McDaniel)
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