CoastLink Hamburg

Posted in Uncategorized by bowsprite on 2011/05/25

CoastLink. Thank you, David Cheslin. This post is for you.




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  1. John Huntington said, on 2011/05/25 at 20:03

    Awesome presentation! I hope all is well…


  2. michael bogoger said, on 2011/05/25 at 21:48

    Doryman says “Wow!”
    Do you have more vacation photos?

  3. o docker said, on 2011/05/26 at 10:59

    Hokey smokes! Is this post available for the Kindle? I need something to read on my vacation this summer.

    Great idea on conscripting local wildlife into the short-shipping cause. Those cheeky deer, geese, and seals have had a free ride for far too long. As residents, why shouldn’t they contribute to the local economy, too?

    And what about the local kayaking community? Couldn’t those slackers be delivering pizzas and small packages while they’re out rubbernecking in the bays and estuaries? Think how many UPS trucks that would take off the streets.

  4. Mage Bailey said, on 2011/05/26 at 14:17

    All that I didn’t know. I’m fascinating, and I thank you whole heartedly. What a wonderful entry. You’ve captivated me.

  5. Buck said, on 2011/05/26 at 15:33

    An amazing, wonderful, informative, beautiful and heart-wrenching post.

    You can’t imagine my surprise to see the old Adirondack Power & Light plant! I used to drive by that just about daily. I really, really appreciate the inclusion of the Canal as part of the short sea shipping presentation. I like seeing there’s still some traffic, but the loss of the working boats is noted with sorrow.

    What a presentation.

  6. tugster said, on 2011/05/26 at 16:59

    <<>> and there’s a yellow/goldish smudge on the waters between the vessel and goldmansachs bldg . . . too funny. i’m wondering if your outatown readers realize what that “gray tanker” actually carries . . .

  7. Paul said, on 2011/05/26 at 20:35

    GREAT presentation Chistina! I’m keeping it in my favs.

  8. Rick said, on 2011/05/28 at 06:56

    Fantastic presentation! Well done.

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  10. Gregg Zukowski said, on 2011/06/01 at 13:25

    Thanks for the link to the Fordham piece on “containerization”, in particular, Christina! What a work…

    Please note that rightsizing containers to fit on city-optimized transport modes is what will return short-haul shipping to the fore – reintegrate ships into a rightsized supply chain involving barges, rail, trikes, and low-speed light-electric vehicles.

  11. Vagabonde said, on 2011/06/05 at 11:10

    Christina I was captivated by your presentation. So many things I did not know which saddened me no end. I just went to France and traveled on the super fast TGV trains and was lamenting the fact that the US is so far behind in passenger trains. Now I see that we are also behind in short sea container shipping too. I’ll go back and read some of the links you list. Congratulations on an enlightening presentation.

  12. […] Two articles urging us to look more closely at shipping by water have just been published: and Bowsprite’s presentation of NYHarbor at the CoastLink Short Sea Shipping conference in Hamburg last month […]

  13. Michael said, on 2011/06/06 at 15:45

    Overwhelming with good stuff (where can I put my jute and indigo?) How did the people with the little wooden boats get containers in them?

    I must keep it light and silly, as the fact that” the United States does not have a comprehensive port plan” but instead has good people at different ports competing with each other is tres depressing. A national port plan is probably a socialist commie thing, though.

    I note that your first sonar shot looks like a smiling face. Also that the lock controls middle level seems to be labeled “butter beam”, reminding me of your post about a swiss boat that was controlled by a cappucino brewer (the machine, not a barrista).

    Who gave U Thant an island?

    U Thant always get what you want,
    U Thant always get what you want,
    U Thant always get what you want,
    But if you try sometimes, you just might find
    an island.

  14. co said, on 2011/06/07 at 09:28

    You are the vanguard ! Our city is a seaport and I am sure because of your work and others it will return to being a thriving seaport. Thank you for such an extraordinary article!

  15. Max said, on 2011/06/08 at 02:03

    Terrific post Christina – especially for those of us who don’t know the area

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  18. Per Heidenreich said, on 2012/06/05 at 15:24

    Per Heidenreich says:
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    June 5, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    You are right on except you left out one important subject. The Jones Act. The Act from 1920 says if you want to transport goods or passengers between ports in the US, the ship has to be built in USA. I.e. You cannot import ships for short sea shipping (SSS). You can import trucks, cars, airplanes, BUT not ships. The factual figure for domestic non bulk freight transportation by trucks is 87%. 2% moves on water. Within Europe over 40% moves on water. Building ships for SSS in USA cost 3 to 4 times more than building In Europe. SSS will never happen in this country before you amend the Jones Act to allow for import of ships for SSS.
    Noone wants to repeal the Jones Act. Us Flag and Seamen are important, but you need to allow for import of ships to build a viable SSS industry that will employ thousands of seamen and shore jobs. Look at what is left of the US Merchant Marine!

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