(A re-run of Vol. III, Art. 22, Look no further…)
Here’s a headline that’s an eye-catcher: “The solutions are there, but the money is not”. That article was dated May 16th, and it appeared in one of the leading maritime periodicals. Part of the headline … the part about the money … may be true. We’re constantly hearing state and federal authorities bemoaning the lack of available funds to throw at whatever is plaguing container ports and terminals. But the other part of the headline … the part that says, “The solutions are there” … isn’t at all accurate. In fact it clearly contradicts what a sister journal presented to its subscribers back in January of this year. The sister journal, The Journal of Commerce, canvassed industry leaders and published excerpts of the approximately 65,000 words received from 205 of the respondents. The Journal offered as a typical reply the words of Mr. Nicola Arena, president of Mediterranean Shipping Co. (USA). Mr. Arena’s comment included these words: “More capacity coupled with obsolete infrastructure impedes our ability to take full advantage of this upturn in trade”.
That pretty much summed up the state of affairs back then … less than five months ago … and it pretty much sums up the situation today. This website printed quotes from 22 of the 205 respondents in our Vol. II, Articles 5 & 7, and none of those respondents gave any indication that he or she knew of a positive solution to the critical problems existing in the supply chain. Even more surprising was the noticeable lack of optimism throughout the 205 responses. The unwelcome effects of primitive container handling methods have long been felt by every official in the industry and has affected every link in the transportation chain. Not one among the respondents, however, offered any form of remedy for the ailments. So who suddenly came up with the idea that “the solutions are there”?
But on second thought, that headline isn’t as inaccurate as we first supposed. The writer who penned that headline is correct on at least one point, even though unwittingly. The solutions really are there. That’s what this website is all about. We’ve stated repeatedly that with our patented systems;
- We provide quick and efficient servicing of vessels by longshoremen.
- We eliminate expensive container handling equipment.
- We scan EVERY container.
- We position every container in a preassigned slot, rather than stacking one atop the other.
- We do away with the need to reposition containers prior to retrieval and delivery.
- We operate an in-house, programmed delivery system using our own SALARIED drivers.
- We eliminate gate operations and congestion.
- We eliminate traffic-jams in ports and surrounding communities.
- We reduce pollution caused by idling trucks and outmoded material handling vehicles.
- We reduce costs to the end user.
- We increase profits for terminals and port authorities.
- We create employment opportunities presently restricted by congested operations.
And that part about the money not being there? That was where the reporter was inaccurate. Our patented system requires no funding from the community. We pay for it all.