Search Results

Free Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Stronger Essays
Powerful Essays
Term Papers
Research Papers

Your search returned over 400 essays for "cargo"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.

Title Length Color Rating  
"Cargo Cult" Science - Cargo cult science is an expression used to designate what is also known as pseudo-science. The physicist, Richard Feynman first used this term during his famous speech at the California Institute of Technology in 1974. He used this term when making an analogy to the cult of cargo planes in the South Seas. During the war, Islanders saw airplanes land bringing numerous useful goods; they desired to see the planes landing again. They decided to built airstrips, placed fires along the trails, built a wooden hut where a man sits with two pieces of wood on his head mimicking a helmet and bamboo sticks as antennas - it's the air traffic controller - and they are waiting for the planes land....   [tags: Science]
:: 3 Works Cited
934 words
(2.7 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Cargo-Cult Science of Subliminal Persuasion - In the modern film industry, movie theaters across the nation earn billions of dollars due solely to ticket sales. When the amount of funds spent on butter-soaked popcorn, fizzing soft drinks, and handfuls of teeth-rotting confections is factored in, theater owners ought to be sufficiently content with the money being raked in. But even with that being said, no billionaire CEO is going to turn away an opportunity to earn even more. In the introduction of “The Cargo-Cult Science of Subliminal Persuasion” written by Anthony R....   [tags: Anthony R. Pratkanis book review]
:: 1 Works Cited
751 words
(2.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Investigation on Cargo - Investigation on Cargo Introduction In this investigation I will be finding out how many labels are on an exposed side of a 3x3x3 cube when 27 small cubes are put together to make the large 3x3x3 cube. Method I will first start to count the number of small cubes out of the 27; have no labels, 1 label, 2 labels and 3 labels. Once I have done this I will the do the same for a 4x4x4 cube, 5x5x5 cube and finally a 6x6x6 cube and see if I can find a pattern. When I have found a pattern I will try to work out a formula and test if it works....   [tags: Papers] 644 words
(1.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The play Final Cargo - The play Final Cargo An Introduction Final Cargo is a play telling the story of various characters as they embark an adventure on a ship. The main characters were: The Skipper, Ruth, Engineer, Cook, Night, Day, Benjamin and Boy. Each character plays a strong role in this play that affects the way the play progresses. As the ship sets sale both the living, the dead and the ones above view the tale and tragedy of this boat. With a climatic end, the boat is capsized by strong waves and The Skipper, Ruth, Engineer and Cook meet their fate at the bottom of the sea… To make more sense of the play and the various meanings and symbolic morals from it, we have ex...   [tags: Papers] 1041 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Cargo Cult - Senior Thesis Show is a series of nine untitled works that are very dramatic in the kind of lighting he uses along with the classical style from which he paints. All the works in the show emit the feeling of isolation and solitude. With a combination of still life and figurative work the paintings start to tell a story of why his subjects are so isolated. After reading Rutledge’s thesis paper it became very clear to me why he chose his subject matter. He writes: ...I became very interested in the anthropological phenomenon known as cargo cult....   [tags: ] 584 words
(1.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Changeable Nature of the Air Transport Market - ... As a result, this section of the industry is becoming less distinguishable from its low cost rivals with regards to cost and the service provided . In the past, certain legacy carriers have also been known to attempt to combat their competition by creating their own affiliated low cost airlines, for example, British Airway’s ‘Go Fly’ and Singapore Airlines ‘Scoot’ . Although the flag carrier airlines have been in the market for longer, they constantly have to adapt to the ever-changing competition....   [tags: cargo, outsourcing] 843 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Effect of the Transcontinental Railroad - As the need of human transportation and various forms of cargo began to rise in the United States of America, a group of railroads with terminal connections along the way began to form across the land mass of this country, ending with the result of one of the most influential innovations in American history, allowing trade to flow easily from location to location, and a fast form of transportation, named the Transcontinental Railroad. America at this time consisted of overland travel and ocean travel....   [tags: transportation, cargo]
:: 5 Works Cited
868 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Guns, Germs, and Steel, by Jared Diamond - “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo [goods] and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own?” [p. 14]. This question: Yali’s question, is the centerpiece of Jared Diamond’s book Guns, Germs, and Steel. Diamond’s claim is that the evolution of technology and overall differences of the advancement of society are due to the factors of geographical location, plants, and animals . “Technology may have developed most rapidly in regions with moderate connectedness [Europe], neither too high [China], nor too low [India]” [p....   [tags: New Guinea, Cargo]
:: 1 Works Cited
962 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
SWOT Analysis: Malaysian Airline System - ... Weakness Despite of strong revenue growth Malaysian airline had face low margins. There operating margins are below to industry average, it has affected the MAS growth policies and put them at a competitive disadvantage. Due to Increase in fuel prices MAS faced 1.3 billion losses. Malaysian airline has been reporting of negative cash from its operations. Weak cash flow shows that spending is more than earning. In 1997 economic recession had substantial impact on Malaysian airline. Malaysian airlines had ordered new aircraft from Boeing and tried to set up a new overseas freight center to expand their operations, but sudden market downturn leads inimical exchange rates and increased Mas d...   [tags: cargo, mantainance services, destinations] 2258 words
(6.5 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
the new guinea cargo plane cult from a socialogicle perspective - The New Guinea cargo plane cult from a functionalist perspective stresses that the un-industrialization of the cult is due to the developed world not sharing technological advances with the tribe (cult). The tribe leader’s ability to explain the purpose of the cargo planes and the tribe’s inability to succeed with riches like that of the white man had a large affect on the tribe’s belief system. The tribes simple way of life was disturbed by the discovery of cargo planes in the sky, shocking whatever beliefs the tribe had prior to that discovery....   [tags: essays research papers] 885 words
(2.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Description of the Yokohama Port - Yokohama Port is a top-class port in Japan, which has a long history over 150 years since it was opened to foreign trade in 1859. Japan's sharp economic boom changed the way many of its markets worked, including the Port of Yokohama. There are a variety of industries in Tokyo, Yokohama and its surrounding area. In fact, the area has a nearly 30 percent share of the shipment value of product of Japan. Typical cargo types for this port are nonferrous metals, crude oil, steel, cars. In addition, 40 million people live in the area, accounting for approximately a one-third of the population of Japan....   [tags: yokohama, cargo, trade port, tokyo bay]
:: 9 Works Cited
1474 words
(4.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Carriage of Goods Act - The most important article of the Carriage of Goods Act is read as follows: "Subject to the provisions of Article 4, the carrier shall properly and carefully load, handle, stow, carry, keep, care for, and discharge the goods carried." Though this is considered very important, this passage is in fact the least considered article. This statement tackles about obligation of a carrier, not just to deliver the cargo successfully, but also to “carry the load with care.” The Act provides that every “bill of lading” shall effect subject to the Act’s provisions given that there is an evidence of a contract of carriage of goods by the sea from the US to other places in foreign trade....   [tags: Foreign Trade, Sea, Goods]
:: 2 Works Cited
981 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Solid Bulk Cargoes - “CARRYING SOLID BULK CARGOES INVOLVES SERIOUS RISKS, WHICH MUST BE MANAGED CAREFULLY TO SAFEGUARD THE CREW AND SHIP” (LLOYD’S REGISTER) What are solid bulk cargoes and bulk cargo carriers. Solid bulk cargoes are commodity cargoes that are transported in large quantities and are directly into the ship without any form of containment. Examples of these cargoes are mixed mass commodities like ore, cement, coal grain, fertilizers, dry edibles and wood chips that are carried loosely and are normally loaded and unloaded by either, shovelling, pumping, or scooping....   [tags: ships, solas convention, risk]
:: 3 Works Cited
1121 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
United Airlines Flight 811 - On February 24, 1989, United Airlines flight 811 was en route to Sydney, Australia from Honolulu, Hawaii. They later experienced decompression due to the cargo door failure in front aft during flight. Flight 811 made successful emergency landing at Honolulu with nine passengers missing out of 337 passenger aboard. The cargo door that was ejected on Flight 811 damaged engines 3 and 4, which led to crew to turn back to Honolulu. According the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Aircraft Accident Report, determines that the probable cause of the Flight 811 was sudden opening of the forward lower lobe cargo door in flight and subsequent explosive decompression, (NTSB,1989)....   [tags: Honolulu, Hawaii, Sydney, Accident, Airplane]
:: 1 Works Cited
971 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Security in a Post September 11th World - The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, have greatly changed security policies in the United States. September 11, 2001, is an infamous day that has changed the United States in numerous aspects. After this infamous day, many people live with the fear of experiencing another major attack. After the attacks the national Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, was created. One task given to the 9/11 Commission was to provide recommendations designed to prevent future attacks....   [tags: terrorist attacks, 9/11, aiport security, tsa]
:: 10 Works Cited
2276 words
(6.5 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Mass-marketing of Working Class Culture - The Mass-marketing of Working Class Culture The fads of the father are visited on the son: we've all seen how adult fads are given down to children. We've seen how cargo pants have trickled down, thanks to the Gap, Baby Gap, and Old Navy (all corporations owned by The Limited, Inc.). Cargo pants have always been a mystery to me. The attractive thing about them is storage (which I'll get to later), blandness and personal appearance. I only considered wearing cargo pants because they'd hide how chunky my thighs are....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 585 words
(1.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Challenges and Opportunities for the Maritime Economy - Much of our modern day information about the Maritime economy has been primarily based on the historical happenings in the global economy. As world become ever more globalized and interlinked, maritime shipping and port industries are experiencing challenges as well as enjoying greater business opportunities. Maritime shipping is mainly the primary means of transporting parts and the finished goods around the world, has recently attracted increasing attention from maritime economists. Because shipping is such an old industry, with a history of continuous change, sometimes gradual and occasionally catastrophe, Time and again we find that shipping and trade will slipway from the economy and the...   [tags: shipping, trade, freight ] 995 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Is Hong Kong Losing Its Competitiveness as a Logistic Hub? - Introduction Hong Kong has been a leading logistic hub in Asia and the world for the past few decades. We are ranked the world's busiest ports for Hong Kong airport as well as the container port for more than ten years’ time. Yet in recent years Hong Kong has been facing an intense competition, especially from the nearby ports, namely Shenzhen. Despite Shanghai and Singapore are surpassing Hong Kong in terms of container volume, we are geographically separated, so we do not serve the same cargo source....   [tags: competition, government policy, taxation]
:: 5 Works Cited
891 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Exploring the Impact of Security Concerns on Airlines' Financial Viability - Aviation transportation and its services for business and leisure travel are relied upon worldwide and prior to the attacks on September 11, 2011, U.S. airlines were experiencing the effects of a weak economy. The effects of September 11th, 2001 on the United States have caused great harm and concern towards the economy and an already diminishing aviation industry. Airlines were: going bankrupt; air fare and fuel costs were on the rise; and layoffs further complicated the conditions of the aviation industry....   [tags: Aviation Finance, Economics]
:: 9 Works Cited
1835 words
(5.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Vanishing of The Mary Celeste Crew - The 280 ton half brigantine merchant ship named “Amazon” which passed through a number of owners became involved in several accidents over the space of a decade and eventually was auctioned at a New York salvage where it was purchased for $3,000. After repairs the ship was under American registry; it was later renamed “Mary Celeste” - the name of the Captains wife. The new captain, Benjamin Briggs set sail on November 7th 1872 from New York heading for Genoa, Italy. Onboard were the Captain, his wife, his young daughter and a crew of eight....   [tags: Maritime History] 930 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Microeconomics of Maritime Shipping - Introduction Much of our modern day information about the Maritime economy has been primarily based on the historical happenings in the global economy. As world become ever more globalized and interlinked, maritime shipping is experiencing challenges as well as enjoying greater business opportunities. Maritime shipping is mainly the primary means of transporting parts and the finished goods around the world. Because shipping is such an old industry, with a history of continuous change, sometimes gradual and occasionally catastrophe, Time and again we find that shipping and trade will slipway from the economy and then magical reappear in some new voyages no other industry has played such a ce...   [tags: Shipping, Goods Transport]
:: 8 Works Cited
1891 words
(5.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
A New, Improved Way to Package Goods for Transport with Liner Shipping - ... To maintain market share, the firm needs to keep pace with the growth rate of the others. A firm seeking to expand its market share needs to expand more aggressively than the rival firms. Hence, companies with different growth strategy may have different response to the capacity growth of other companies. In modelling growth, it is clear that mergers and acquisitions positively influence growth, at least initially, and depending on the size of the acquisition, it can have significant contribution to market concentration....   [tags: financial, supply, vessels]
:: 25 Works Cited
813 words
(2.3 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Human Error and Other Factors That May Cause Accidents in Aviation - There are a multitude of factors which may cause accidents in aviation. Mechanical errors, air traffic control errors, maintenance neglect, and fueling errors are just a few that may contribute to these accidents. Looking closely at the errors mentioned, there is one common factor that, if avoided, may lessen the chances of these accidents in the air: Human Error. From the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to the faulty handling of military cargo and the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, we’re left to believe that human negligence, human error and human inconsistencies play the largest contributing factor of airplane accidents....   [tags: malysian airline, terrorism, negligence]
:: 3 Works Cited
989 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Business Analysis: Cathay Pacific Airways Limited - ... According to Mankiw et al. (2012), price of seat increases will cause the quantity supplied increases which is stated in the law of supply. Climatic condition such as storm causes the supply curve shift downward (refer to Figure 1). This means the quantity supplied decreases during that time. Demand, shows quantity of a product consumers are willing to purchase, at different price points, during a certain time period. There is a negative relationship between price and quantity demanded of the commodity concerned, demand curve slope downward (Mankiw et al., 2012)....   [tags: oligopoly, profit reduction, fuel cost] 1505 words
(4.3 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Tiger, Pym, and Nantucket - Of the many characters in Poe’s The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym one of the most notable, yet slowly fading characters is Tiger. Moreover, depending on the point in the story Tiger is either described as a key part of Pym’s life, or he is a mere addition thrown into the story as an afterthought. Poe introduces Tiger while Pym is in the cargo hold of the ship. Tiger stays with Pym through his most trying time in the cargo hold: when he feels abandoned and completely alone for several days. Pym describes this by saying that after he found Tiger with him, he felt “a giddy overpowering sense of deliverance and reanimation…” (18)....   [tags: Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym] 2108 words
(6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Civil Reserve Air Fleet - Abstract The Civil Reserve Air Fleet is a partnership between the Department of Defense and commercial airlines where the airlines contractually commit a portion of their aircraft and crews to be used by the Department in the event of any level of military conflict. These aircraft can be “called up” and required to respond quickly to provide airlift support to the Department of Defense. There are minimum required levels of participation in order for the airlines to be eligible, and in turn they receive peace time business including passenger and cargo movement approximately in proportion to their commitment level....   [tags: essays research papers] 2228 words
(6.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Impact of Localization on Logistics and Employment along U.S Border States and in Mexico - Globalization is often seen as an unstoppable, irreversible force. Analysts contend that trade between nations can only expand spatially and can only grow in complexity. By all measures, this perspective is largely accurate. However, the case of NAFTA and the impact it has had on trade in the U.S and its neighbours serves to show that the spatial expansion of trade between nations is not inevitable. We may call this focus on enhancement of trade between neighbouring countries “localization”, as opposed to globalization....   [tags: International Trade, Commerce]
:: 9 Works Cited
1834 words
(5.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Third Runway in Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is Essential - As Sassen (40) defined, networks and circus are elementary of global cities, having a well–connected airport is thus critical for linkage of a city with the world as it allows intensive flows of information, people and products. Hong Kong has developed itself into an international aviation hub the holds leading position in both passenger and cargo terms. According to the Airports Council International (), HKIA ranked as number 10 and 1 as the world’s busiest airport by passenger and cargo traffic respectively....   [tags: global cities, aiports]
:: 10 Works Cited
904 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Thunder Bay: A Historic Place and Shipwrecks - Great lakes 10,000 years ago, glaciers cut through the valleys in the north regions forming what would much later become The Great Lakes. As the largest freshwater system on earth, they are known for their vast area covering over 94,000 square miles, and have been the key asset to settlement in the surrounding regions. Serving as highways for migration, trade and travel the regions prospered from the abundance of natural resources. Lake superior is the worlds largest freshwater lake. It is also one of the most clear lakes in the world with an average visibility of 27ft with some regions as deep as 100ft....   [tags: Application, Great Lakes] 841 words
(2.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Use of Solid Lipid Nanoparticles - Introduction Proteins accumulate in the nucleus to signal the specific entry of molecules through nuclear pore complex (NPC) [1-3]. This mechanism was observed first in nucleoplasmin, an acidic protein that binds histones H2A and H2B during nucleosome assembly[4-8]. In vertebrates Nuclear pore complex weighs 125Mda in mass and contains 50-100 polypeptides. Thus, for macromolecules to cross the NPC, a signal mediated transport mechanism is required. Although several pathways exist for nuclear transport, classical nuclear localization signals (NLSs) that contain one or more clusters of basic amino acids are well known and characterized [9]....   [tags: Gene, Molecules, Chemistry] 2339 words
(6.7 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
The Influence and Role of Current U.S. Foreign Policy in Modern Italy - The Influence and Role of Current U.S. Foreign Policy in Modern Italy Since the beginning of the European Union, Europe has attempted to move forward as one unit in order to compete with the United States and to be a strong force around the globe. In a statement made by the Washington ambassadors of the present and acceding members to the European Union in May 2004, they stated, Europe now, for the first time in modern history, is a partnership sharing common values and a commitment to harmony and cooperation....   [tags: Politics Political Foreign Policy Papers]
:: 5 Works Cited
1734 words
(5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Solid Infrastructure Plan - There is no one solution to the current foreclosure crisis in America. Instead there are multiple solutions. Some go straight for the heart of the problem while others take a longer route. Some are effective solutions while others are just quick fixes. I think that there is a solution that will have long term effects and fix the current foreclosure crisis. I call this solution the “Solid Infrastructure Plan.” This plan not only fixes the foreclosure crisis, but fixes the unemployment problem and repairs the deteriorating American infrastructure....   [tags: Economics] 1862 words
(5.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Hercules of the Skies - There were many important people, aircraft, and developments, which greatly contributed to aviation development, which ultimately impacted the World. Out of many aviation developments, I will write about an aircraft I take pleasure in seeing and hearing, the C-130 Hercules. I consider this aircraft has made a significant impact in the aviation industry, most in the dependability of the airframe and its illustrious design. Today, this aircraft is used for many organizations such as Military Ops, firefighting, and search and rescue....   [tags: Military Technology ]
:: 7 Works Cited
1594 words
(4.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
History of the Gluckauf - In 1886, the GLUCKAUF, built in Britain in 1886 became the world's first true; oil tanker with separate tanks for the oil, built into her hull. Previously, petroleum had been transported in small containers loaded on conventional merchant ships. The driving forces behind the evolution of tankers were the demand for oil and the growing competition between oil companies striving for a greater share of the market for kerosene and other refined products. In 1850, the cargo ship generally still had her sailing ship-type flush deck, except for a central bridge built across the tops of the paddle frames....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
:: 2 Works Cited
1185 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Fedex Corp. vs. United Parcel Service, Inc. - Fedex Corp. vs. United Parcel Service, Inc. FedEx will produce superior financial returns for shareowners by providing high value-added supply chain, transportation, business, and related information services through focused operating companies competing collectively, and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. —FedEx mission statement (excerpt) We serve the evolving distribution, logistics, and commerce needs of our customers worldwide, offering excellence and value in all we do....   [tags: Business Analysis] 1259 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Occupational Health and Safety Regulation for DB Schenke - Occupational Health and Safety Safety Regulations DB Schenker had create their rules and regulation for all of their employees to follow. With this rules and regulations, employee will be more discipline and focus on completing their job. This rules and regulations also can create healthy and not stressful environment. Below are rules and regulation of the company. Safety regulations that been done by DB Schenker is base on OSHA 1994. There are two section that been highlight to the safety regulation which are a. Section 15....   [tags: OSHA, employees, training] 3104 words
(8.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Development of the Navy for Irregular Warfare - World trade by water ways has been the most efficient way of transporting abundant cargoes over long distances for centuries. Ships often carried valuable merchandise in vast quantities, attractive targets for hostile states, pirates, and common criminals. Piracy is an ancient phenomenon throughout history which spread to all oceans and seas of the world. Conflicts between sea merchants and pirates often threatened commercial interests. Consequently leading to city-states developing powerful naval vessels to subdue the threat on the open sea creating an advanced type of warfare; naval....   [tags: pirates, shipping, tactics] 670 words
(1.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Is it Possible to Harmonise International Trade? - For many years, there have been several attempts in the harmonisation of international trade. Unfortunately, sales of international goods are very complex and this leads to great difficult in unifying trade law. People have tried to create universal laws to mend shipping issues, seller to buyer relationships and fraud, however, there is still no global international trade law. So far, with every attempt, it becomes clearer that nations have conflicting ideologies or viewpoints and hinders the progression of global harmonisation of international trade....   [tags: Goods, Sales, Trade]
:: 19 Works Cited
1988 words
(5.7 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Viktor Bout: A Merchant of Death - While the international illegal arms trade is nothing new it has recently suffered some serious setbacks. A key player, who was known to supply small arms, as well as ordinance, and vehicles, was apprehended March 2008 in Thailand by the Thai Royal Police. On August 2010, after months of legal judo and letters back and forth from the Secretary of State and Congress, one of the biggest players in the illegal arms trade was extradited to the United States of America to stand trial for conspiracy to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization, conspiring to kill Americans, conspiring to kill American officers or employees, conspiring to acquire and use a...   [tags: Research Paper]
:: 3 Works Cited
1101 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The narrative of the Olive Boat - One object in the Palace Museum in Taipei classified as a “curio,” is a small light brown oblong object that upon closer inspection is a detailed boat complete with cargo and a crew carved from an olive stone. This boat provides insight into the interaction between artist and view as well as demonstrating some traits typical of Chinese art. First, the object itself provides a narrative of Chinese boast and offers insight into how this object was meant to be viewed. Second, the material of the object is unusual and suggests the skill and intellect of the artist as well as mirroring traditional Chinese thought about material....   [tags: object landscape, palace museum, chinese boast]
:: 4 Works Cited
1324 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Environmental Impact of the Aviation Industries - Introduction An important movement has begun within the supply chain industries, due to anticipated new standard and regulations for carbon emissions. This creates both opportunities, and risks within the transportation and logistics industries. Instabilities within the supply and demand are focused determined by new and stricter regulations of carbon emissions, higher fuel prices, and client and consumer demand. These sectors often can influence the de-carbonization, in operations and through wider supply chain, process improvements....   [tags: greenhouse gas emissions, ecological footprint]
:: 3 Works Cited
1121 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Desert Storm and the Logistical Instrument - Desert Storm and the Logistical Instrument INTRODUCTION On the second of August 1990, Saddam Hussein launched a surprise attack on the small country of Kuwait. With more than 130,000 troops, Saddam quickly took Kuwait and pushed forward to the borders of Saudi Arabia. The United States, with virtually no military presence, launched the largest, strategic logistical movement the world had ever seen. This Case Study will focus on the tactical planning for the movement of U.S. forces and equipment that led to a swift victory over Saddam Hussein and his forces....   [tags: attack, execution, history, lessons] 1306 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Container City in Trinity Buoy Wharf - Background Trinity buoy wharf is located on the East side of London along the north bank of the river Thames where it meets bow creek. It was originally the location of Trinity house, an association involved heavily in the tools required to navigate the coasts of England, such as lighthouses, buoys and lightships. Trinity house has since been known as the pioneer constructors of their navigational equipment. Trinity buoy wharf is currently the only site in England to be the home of a lighthouse, which was used to train lighthouse keepers and test new equipment....   [tags: housing, materials, sustainable]
:: 12 Works Cited
517 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
John Masefield's Cargoes - The apparent talk in “Cargoes” is about ships and their shipments, but is there a deeper meaning. Do the ships symbolize the riches of the modern, medieval, and contemporary world. These questions can be answered throughout the poem and digested with a deeper meaning. The Quinquereme, Spanish galleon, and the British coaster deteriorated rapidly throughout the poem. When comparing the Quinquereme and the British coaster the difference is obvious. Each critic makes a point of making the ships stand out in the poem....   [tags: poem analysis]
:: 4 Works Cited
939 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Modern Piracy on Ocean Voyages - Are you concerned about pirate attacks on your ocean voyages. Although it may only seem like a good movie plot, the threat of piracy still exists. Nowadays, pirate incidents are often not covered in mainstream media. One researcher commented on the topic, saying that piracy has “…been romanticized in such films as Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean” (Lunsford, “What Makes Piracy Work?”). Nevertheless, pirates have proved their aggressive behavior through history and their effects on society. Modern and past pirates share similarities and differences, and countries around the world are looking for ways to control the issue before it spreads....   [tags: somalia, pirates, sea violence]
:: 11 Works Cited
1225 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
A Crime at Sea - For centuries, humans have committed the act of piracy whether they knew it or not. By stealing another fisherman’s goods, or just taking the lives of members at sea. But now and days the world relies on shipping as a main source for transportation. If any flaw or error is made during the shipping it affects people, business, and possibly you. Next time you order from around the world remember that the people who are on those ships with your goods may have to put their lives at risk of being captured or killed by Pirates of the sea....   [tags: vandalizing, stealing, fisherman, ship]
:: 6 Works Cited
1781 words
(5.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Management of Seaports - ... This requires efficient inland distribution systems The location to be a port must be good access to road and rail routes. Poor rail and road connectivity with port was affecting cargo movement. Many businesses require easy access to good road and railway links and modern telecommunication services. These ensure that they can meet service or delivery deadlines. An efficient transport system in a capital city depends on the effective integration of the various components within the transport chain....   [tags: container traffic, location, rail routes] 2337 words
(6.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Nobel Prize Awarded to Randy W. Schekman, James E. Rothman, and Thomas C. Südhof - ... Yeast cells, or Saccharomyces cerevisiae, that had mutated transport mechanisms established a genetic basis for vesicle transport and fusion to the plasma membrane. From these cells, it is possible to isolate regulatory genes that encoded proteins essential to intracellular transport. Kaiser and Schekman (1990) specifically analyzed the SEC proteins: manipulation by mutation reveals that construction of vesicles is dependent on SEC proteins, and that vesicles are able to form a COPII coat that contains these SEC proteins....   [tags: cells, vesicles, scientists] 820 words
(2.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
American History: Bloodiest Battle of the Civil War in South Carolina - South Carolina was an important key player during the Civil War. South Carolina had major military and political importance throughout the Civil War. South Carolina was the battleground of many significant events during this time. Such as the capture of Port Royal, the Union blockade of Charleston, Sherman's march through the state, the burning of Columbia, and Fort Sumter. South Carolina had many important battles fought on its territory, Fort Sumter. Fort Sumter is an island in the Charleston Harbor, its main purpose for being built was to protect the harbor....   [tags: fort sumter, charleston harbor] 1186 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Is Lake Superior Going to Be Fresh Out of Water? - ... With a smaller capacity in the lake, tour companies cannot send out as many large yachts into the Lake. Canadian tourism agencies in the Great Lakes area will not be able to make as much profit as they would with higher water levels. Less water also means the waterline will retreat, so lakefront cottages will no longer be at the lakefront (McGuinness 1). The cottages will lose their credibility, and their value will decrease. Less and less people will have the desire to visit their cottages on the lake, and since the cottages are now inland, it will be difficult to sell them when the time comes....   [tags: freshwater systems, environmental concerns]
:: 9 Works Cited
714 words
(2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
War Profiteering and the Mismanagement of Tax Payer Dollars - The act of war is hardly cheap. In fact, as the years go by and technology progresses, each war becomes increasingly more expensive than the last. There are troops to train, house, and feed, as well as transportation to provide and weapons to manufacture. Many people fail to realize that the spending continues long after the war has ended in the form of stabilizing and reconstructing war-torn countries and care for veterans. A large amount of this money comes from United States taxpayers. While no one is particularly fond of paying taxes, most of us accept it as our duty and contribute without too much complaint....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
:: 7 Works Cited
1676 words
(4.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
An Inside Look at the Los Angeles International Airport - Introduction The airport that I chose is the Los Angeles International airport. It is the airport in my hometown and I have always been fascinated by its operation. I currently work in the city of El Segundo in which it is located. Its ICAO call sign is KLAX, NPIAS - 06-0139. Given its size it is a large primary airport. It is publicly owned by the city of Los Angeles with the management of the property handled by Jacqueline Yaft. LAX started operation in 1940 and was a tertiary hub to the main airports at the time located in Burbank and Glendale....   [tags: LAX, mega infrastructures]
:: 12 Works Cited
1909 words
(5.5 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Rapid Globalization Leads to Industry Transformation of Older Ports - The Greater Philadelphia’s maritime roots remain; rapid globalization and technological advancements are driving an industry transformation that has affected the role that Delaware River ports play in the larger economic system. Realizing container terminal activity is very important to the transport chain. The focus should be on the channel performance, including the internal process. The impact of the growing trends in maritime commerce of the oldest ports is essential in establishing appropriate policies and investment decisions....   [tags: technology, development, market]
:: 3 Works Cited
856 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Success on Your Own Terms: A College Entry Essay - Success is on your terms Finding a workable pathway to a personal goal cannot be found through a web search, in a book or by conversation. Instead, it is found over a gradual period of time where reactions, interactions, motivation, dedication, effort and flexibility educate the individual and in turn he or she is better prone to reaching their goal. Determining what you want to study immediately out of high school is not feasible without life experience and reality. For myself, I had no idea....   [tags: Work, Experience] 749 words
(2.1 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Maritime Insurance for the Import-Export Process Part 1 - Marine insurance is mandated with covering the loss or damage of ships, terminals, cargo, as well as other transport or cargo by which there is transference of property either acquired or held between both points of destination and origin. The terms actual total loss and constructive total loss are used to differentiate the degree of proof where cargo or a vessel has been lost and they are defined as follows; Actual Total Loss: occurs where the cost of repair or damages either equal or exceed the value of the property....   [tags: covering the loss or damage]
:: 9 Works Cited
1001 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Taking a Closer Look at The Emirates Group - The Emirates Group major ancillaries are Emirates and DNATA. DNATA was formed in 1959 by the then Dubai government. It consisted of two employees whose primary responsibility was to provide ground services to airlines at the new Dubai International Airport (DNATA, 2014). The airport was officially opened in 1960 and incorporated the open-skies policy (The Emirates Group, 2014). The open-skies policy was an agreement that allowed airlines to eliminate government interference in commercial airline decision routes, capacity and pricing (Department of State, 2001)....   [tags: Emirates airlines, business analysis]
:: 13 Works Cited
1928 words
(5.5 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Comparison between Panama and the United Arab Emirates - ... Over the past year, the economy of Panama grew 10%, putting Panama as one of the fastest growing economies in the Latin American as well as in the world. I believe the reason for such significant economic growth in both countries is mainly due to import/export of goods through the waterways located by each country. United Arab Emirates had imports totaling 273.5 billion dollars and exports totaling 314 billion in 2012. Panama’s imported goods totaled 26.61 billion dollars and exported goods totaled 18.87 billion dollars in 2012....   [tags: economic growth and problems]
:: 6 Works Cited
1353 words
(3.9 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Motorcycles, Scooters, or Cars- Which are Best? - Going Green with Chrome Every day we need some form of chrome to help us fulfill our everyday commute or daily routine, may it be four wheels or two. Going green is the way to go when it comes to our everyday commute or our runs around town. There are many advantages to both and disadvantages when it comes to two wheels or four. I believe it is all up to person and there needs to suit them. Nevertheless, I believe we need to move towards a greener two-wheel future. With all the inflation and pollution, we need to move towards a more green chrome future....   [tags: transportation, environment] 656 words
(1.9 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Flags of Convenience: A Threat to Maritime - Introduction More than forty thousand merchant ships, and countless number of smaller coastal craft, ply world oceans which comprise nearly seventy percent of the earth’s surface. Each year approximately ten million containers of cargo, containing raw materials to finished goods are transported by seas. The ships are owned by different states, private companies or individuals and manned by mixture of seafarers from different countries, mixed together from various nationalities. These ships are perhaps the most autonomous entities on earth as rule of law allows frequent change of their allegiance or identity by choosing a flag to suit their requirement....   [tags: ship, state, maritime laws]
:: 6 Works Cited
1284 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Ocean Piracy: Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean - What do Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, and William Kidd have in common. You can find them all in the elusive occupation of piracy. Although it may only seem like a good movie plot, ocean pirates are threats that still exist today. One researcher states that piracy has “…been romanticized in such films as Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean” (Lunsford, “What Makes Piracy Work?”). This research paper will describe the history of piracy and the differences in techniques used by past and present pirates. I will also discuss the reasons and effects of piracy along with the ways it is being controlled....   [tags: movie, Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, William Kidd]
:: 8 Works Cited
871 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Causes and Effects of Air Pollution - Historically, aviation is often regarded as one of the weakest sources of carbon emissions. When the Wright Brothers took to the skies for the first in time in 1903, he traveled 120 feet in a few seconds. They developed their own wing, propeller, and engine (nps.gov). Gasoline engines, though far from efficient, were also far from common. When the Wright Brothers designed their engine, their thoughts were not on the environment or the emissions of the engine, but rather the efficiency and weight....   [tags: carbon emission, aviation, combustion]
:: 19 Works Cited
1757 words
(5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Preventive and Corrective Maintenance for Ships - 1.0 Introduction Ship maintenance can be divide into two major categories which is preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance. Preventive maintenance is the maintenance taken before the equipment or machinery breakdown, its mission is to maintain a level of certain services of an equipment, while corrective maintenance is the action taken after the breakdown occur, its task is to correct the defects to be found in different equipment. A regular maintenance of the cargo handling equipment that used on board ship is essential to ensure that the equipment is always functioning at its operable state for speedy loading and unloading of cargoes as well as safety aspects....   [tags: mechanical/maritime engineering]
:: 3 Works Cited
2010 words
(5.7 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games: Eve - ... Because of the detailed game mechanics, you can jump in and start making ISK almost any way you want, bet here are a few of the most common things beginners do. 1. Mining Most players start with mining if they don't already know someone else who plays. The first ship you get comes with everything you need to get started and mining asteroids is a good way to familiarise yourself with the User Interface and controls, as well as bringing in ISK with low risk. Asteroids spawn in every system and their quality increases as you get into more dangerous space....   [tags: CCP, detailed video games, ] 978 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Basmati Rice: From Production to Market - ... Basmati rice is mostly produced and packaged in its origin, India, and shipped to its sale point. Some major distributors are Amira and Dunar, and are both operated within India. They ship their rice all around the -world and are relabelled into well-known brands. In Australia there are a few major rice companies but only a few sell basmati, such as Tilda and Sunrice. Sunrice is a brand name for a much larger company called Ricegrowers Limited and it is the fifth largest rice food exporter in the world, making it a large buyer of rice from India, Pakistan and America....   [tags: product, manufactoring, growth, chain]
:: 7 Works Cited
643 words
(1.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Formal Recommendation To Purchase A New ATV - Summary This report shows how the maintenance department can increase work efficiency. The improvements will result from purchasing a new ATV. This report focuses on the aspects of purchasing a new ATV to reach the maintenance department’s goal. The evaluating criteria include: rack capacity, towing capacity, ground clearance, fuel capacity, and cost. To improve the work efficiency of the maintenance department, the 2000 Yamaha Grizzly should be purchased. INTRODUCTION This report recommends the purchase of a new four wheel drive ATV....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
:: 4 Works Cited
1010 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Slavery and the Jamaican Maroons - The introduction of black slaves in the western world was the beginning of a new culture, more economic wealth and prosperity for whites and for blacks a life of poverty, enslavement and oppression. The life and times of the Jamaican Maroons is a story of an indomitable foe, a people whose survival depends on their wit and tenacity, form a part of this terrible saga in the history of blacks in the New World and where we are today. The struggle of the Maroons of Jamaica against the British colonial authorities, their subsequent collaboration with and betrayal by them....   [tags: Jamaica, Africa] 1583 words
(4.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Lynden Transport’s Inbound/Outbound Freight Solution - Introduction Today we are going to explain and possibly solve Lynden Transport’s problem of more inbound freight than out-bound. While our solution is not necessarily out-bound freight in the true sense, it is a way for the company to save money. This problem is not unique to Lynden Transport and with them possibly leading the way in the use of our solution, they can continue to be at the forefront of the transportation industry. Our solution is to use a collapsible twenty-foot equivalent unit to solve the problem of empty containers shipped back to the origination point....   [tags: Shipping]
:: 2 Works Cited
1215 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Somalia: A Country in Need - Many countries around the world know about the numerous issues Africa has been dealing with for years. However, only a few countries know what specific problems the African people of Somalia live through every day. The problems that occur in Somalia not only affect how the citizens live, but their mental and physical appearances. Somalia is a country located on the east coast of Africa, opening them up to major issues with piracy. Piracy causes chaos to Somalia and prevents the country from focusing on more important matters....   [tags: Social Issues]
:: 11 Works Cited
1547 words
(4.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Terraforming Mars for Human Habitation - Terraforming Mars is the process of purposely changing the known properties of Mars to satisfy safe human habitation. In order to do this, we would have to use a 1000-year timeline. A thousand year timeline is best because it would give humans the time needed to change the atmosphere of Mars, change the temperature of Mars, grow food, and more. In order for the terraforming process to work, humans must permanently live on Mars for. For humans to permanently live on Mars, a fuel source must be used....   [tags: mars, human habitation, co2 atmosphere]
:: 5 Works Cited
1154 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Investing in the Boeing Company - ... "And the 787 is a top-notch product that airlines need to help them cut costs" (La Monica (CNN), 2013). Boeing’s stock is near the highest it has ever been. The Boeing Company clearly outsteps its peers in investment profitability. According to many investors, Boeing is more profitable that competitors such as Airbus, Lockheed Martin Corp., and Northup Grumman. “Unless something horrific happens to a Dreamliner, it seems unlikely that the stock is going to slow down any time soon” (La Monica (CNN), 2013)....   [tags: financial and business analysis]
:: 6 Works Cited
2325 words
(6.6 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
The History of Air North - The History of Air North When examining the major impact of an airline, one should take into account the airline’s history. Air North -the Yukon’s airline has been around for 36 years and dates back to the 1970’s. Air North is a regional based carrier that provides service within the Yukon (the westernmost and smallest of Canada’s three federal territories) between the Yukon and British Columbia, Alberta, Northwest Territories and Alaska (Fly Air North, 2013). These services also include scheduled passenger service, charter services for passenger and/or cargo and cargo and ground handling services (Fly Air North, 2013)....   [tags: airline, expansion, fleet]
:: 3 Works Cited
658 words
(1.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Cancellation of the Constellation Program Will Benefit the American Space Program - NASA has been in the business of sending men and materials into space for more than fifty years. With the introduction of the space shuttle in 1980, however, it has essentially become a transport and shipping company rather than an organization responsible for developing modern technologies to take Americans to Mars and beyond. The space shuttle was a tremendous technological achievement that enabled NASA to send millions of tons of cargo and equipment into low Earth obit, but its successor, the Constellation Program, which relies on rockets and crew capsules much like NASA’s early space programs, represents a step backward in space exploration vehicle design (“Propulsion Systems”, 2003)....   [tags: Space Exploration ]
:: 4 Works Cited
482 words
(1.4 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Industrial Revolution in the Early United States - One of the most influential moments in history was the Industrial Revolution. This key time period pushed the world into the age of large infrastructure and rapid expansion. Around the world great inventors and engineers created incredibly influential things like the steam engine and mass production factories. This new age pushed to improve the everyday life of the common man and to create a new and more effective ways to create and use commercial goods. In the U.S. the advent of industry was primarily pushed by the Embargo Act of 1807 and the War of 1812 which brought about a strong sense of industry in the U.S....   [tags: embargo act, inventors, technolog ] 566 words
(1.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Airline Industry After 9/11 - The airline industry has seen drastic changes since September 11, 2001. The government ordered a complete shutdown for three days of not only all commercial aircraft but such carriers as domestic flights and emergency aircraft. For days after September 11th, all aircraft stayed on the ground. Even military aircraft had to receive special clearance to fly. In a ripple effect, the entire economy of the United States and the world was put on hold. The New York Stock Exchange shut its doors because of the attacks on the towers of the World Trade Center....   [tags: Business September 11th]
:: 7 Works Cited
2026 words
(5.8 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Maritime Law - Maritime Law The value of many shipments depends upon fluctuations in the currency rates, freight, handling charges, and other expenses. By means of insurance protection will be provided to goods from any uncontrollable variables. A contract of Marine Insurance is defined by section 7 of the Marine Insurance Act of 1909 as: "A contract whereby the insurer undertakes to indemnify the assured, in manner and to the extent thereby agreed, against marine losses, that is to say, the losses incident to marine adventure." The purpose of marine insurance is to provide protection against financial loss for an amount, which is as close as possible to the actual loss recognized....   [tags: essays research papers] 819 words
(2.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Overview of Lufthansa Marketing - In his book, Air Transportation, Wensveen explains each of the four Ps of marketing—Price, Promote, Product and Place—and how they are used to make up what is known as the marketing mix, which “consists of the types and amounts of controllable marketing-decision variables that a company uses over a particular time period” (Wensveen, 2011). In 2012, Lufthansa implemented a marketing strategy called SCORE (an acronym for synergies, costs, organization, revenue and execution) with a goal of increasing Lufthansa Group’s operating result up to €1.5 billion by 2015 (Lufthansa Group, 2013)....   [tags: Promotional Aspect, Firm Strategy]
:: 6 Works Cited
935 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Agent Orange- An Herbicide - Agent Orange was a herbicide that that was “first developed by the U.S. Army as an instrument of chemical warfare at Fort Detrick, Maryland.”(Wilcox, 1983, p. introduction/x) It was later used in the Vietnam conflict as a defoliant on a large scale in Operation Ranch Hand, where “11,000,000 gallons were sprayed in Vietnam alone (Wilcox, 1983, p. 29). In total, 12,000,000 gallons were sprayed in Southeast Asia. The basis of Agent Orange starts out as equal parts of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T) which contained traces of 2,3,7,8- tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD)....   [tags: Chemical Warfare, Defoliant, US Army, Vietnam]
:: 5 Works Cited
947 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Company Analysis: Northwest Airlines - Company Analysis: Northwest Airlines Introduction Northwest Airlines is one of the pioneers in the airline transportation industry and is ranked at the fourth largest air carrier in the United States today. The success of the carrier depends on the quality and reliability of the service at a reasonable price. Close competitors force Northwest to innovate their services by increasing efficiency. This essay will try to examine different perspectives in the services needed to successfully complete the company’s objectives....   [tags: Essays Papers]
:: 6 Works Cited
831 words
(2.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Freight Market Equilibrium Theory - Freight Market Equilibrium Theory An amazing assortment of goods are moved over the worlds ocean trade routes. Of necessity, the carriers charge for the service they render. These charges vary almost as widely as do the cargoes, for they mirror both the shipowner’s costs and the special conditions prevailing on the trade routes traversed by the ships. Ocean freight rates may be described as the prices charged for the services of water carriers. Each ship operator develops it’s own rates, usually without consultation with the shippers....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
:: 2 Works Cited
1326 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
jet propulsion - Jet Propulsion Propulsion is a word that is derived from two Latin words: pro meaning before or forwards and pellere meaning to drive. To push forward or drive an object forward is Propulsion. A propulsion system produces thrust to push an object forward. Newton’s third law is the basis of the generation of thrust on airplanes. The engine accelerates a gas, and the reaction to this acceleration produces a force on the engine. Different propulsion systems generate thrust in slightly different ways....   [tags: essays research papers] 362 words
(1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]


Your search returned over 400 essays for "cargo"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>