The Secret Language of Ships

Approaching the container ship in San Francisco Bay, the tugboat looks like a pit bull puppy chasing an eighteen-wheeler. When the vessels are an arm’s length apart, the ship’s mate throws down a line. Now leashed to the ship, the tug can push and pull it around the bay. Big ships can’t easily slow down or maneuver by…

Here's Why Puerto Rico Was Denied The Same Shipping Waiver Texas And Florida Got For Hurricane Relief (UPDATED)

The Trump administration has denied a request to grant a waiver of the Jones Act for Puerto Rico to ease the shipping of food, fuel and other hurricane relief supplies despite previous waivers earlier this year, citing a government assessment that determined the island’s ports are too damaged to handle an increased…

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