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Review Of Living On Cargo Ships

- Review of Living on Cargo Ships The risk towards a cargo ship’s crew is ever-present with the occurrences of harsh weather and isolation from the mainland, but working on the lake is worth the hardships since current technology maintains connects with the mainland and the pay and benefits make the job well worth it. Research finds that people aboard ships will do many things to stave off the boredom and isolation that is presented while living on a cargo ship or freighter to keep their sanity. Of course one of the perks to get them through the hardships would be the great pay that they make as well as the benefits they receive....   [tags: Ship, Cargo ship, Cargo, Ship transport]

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A Short Note On The Air Cargo Industry

- Question #2: The Air Cargo Industry Throughout history, transportation of cargo has been considered the most important facet of all modes of transportation. Even before carrying passengers, aircraft were used to carry mail. This was the beginning of the commercial airline industry. Since then, air cargo has continued to grow and while in today’s age, passenger carriers eclipse cargo, many believe that carrying cargo will become dominant in the 21st century. In order to fully understand how air cargo operates, it is important to understand the three elements that go into air cargo services....   [tags: Airline, Cargo airline, Cargo, Avianca]

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A Report On Cargo Of Sulphur

- QUESTION 6 THE PROCEDURES YOU WOUD ADOPT TO PREPARE THE CARGO HOLDS READY TO RECEIVE THE CARGO OF SULPHUR. • Before the loading of sulphur, the cargo hold must be in a grain clean condition. • Every remnant of previous cargo carried must be removed from the hold and clear of any odour. • Areas that are not reachable either by hand or sweeping materials should be made clean with the aid of air wands. • Dunnage(if any)should be stowed securely outside the cargo space • Cargo holds need to be washed thoroughly with sea water and rinsed thoroughly with fresh water and dried in other to avoid corrosion....   [tags: Oxygen, Water, Ship, Seawater]

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"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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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: ]

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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]

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A Short Note On The Passenger Airline Industry

- Travelers hate to sit in an overcrowded airport and wait on a flight and they especially hate it when that flight is delayed or cancelled. The passenger airline industry has to deal with a huge deal of congestion at the bigger international airports, which are also hubs for different companies, and that congestion is starting to overflow to the smaller airports within the regions. For a cargo company such as United Parcel Service (UPS), congestion of this type isn’t as big a concern since they operate their own airline and fly to regional hubs attached to airports where they have their own terminals where nothing but packages are loaded and unloaded.Of course the planes still h...   [tags: Airline, Cargo airline, Cargo, Transport]

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The Importance Of New Growth Dynamics For Containerization

- The article by Jean-Paul Rodigue, Claude Comtois, and Brian Slack, the containerization of commodities tries to research the significance of containerization in the transport of commodities. First to begin what exactly is containerization the definition term from the web sites defines the definition as a method of shipping freight in relatively uniform, sealed, moveable containers whose contents do not have to be unloaded at each point of transfer. The authors try to emphasize the importance of new growth dynamics for containerization not just for being a transport unit but also as a supply or commodity chain unit as well....   [tags: Containerization, Cargo]

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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]

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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]

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Shipping Of Goods Has Been Around For A Long Time

- Shipping of goods has been around for a long time. From the Greeks to the Vikings the ocean has been used as a source of travel for people and goods from one place to another. Off course there has been advancements, gradual advancements, that slowly paved the way towards faster, safer, more efficient, secure, and more profitable transport. But, it has not been too long since the world of shipping completely changed its face. From transporting goods and products individually in “barrels, sacks, wooden crates, etc.” loaded into ships by hand using a large force of people who worked hard day and night to load and unload one ship then another, “this method was known as break-bulk shipping,” (Sta...   [tags: Containerization, Cargo, Container ship]

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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]

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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]

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Maersk Group : An Overview

- BSCL420-T103 Nancy Peng 7.1 Assignment Maersk Group was founded in 1904 and based in Copenhagen, Denmark. After many years of development, now it has about 110,000 employees and more than 135 offices all over the world. Maersk Group’s services throughout the world. In addition to the shipping industry, it also has different kinds of business scope, including a wide range of logistics, oil and gas exploration and production, ship building, industrial production, supermarket retail and so on. It is the top ten well-known shipping companies and largest container carrier in the world as the group’s container shipping branch....   [tags: Containerization, Cargo, Petroleum, Transport]

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The Global Trade Performance Has Been Disappointing

- The global trade performance has been disappointing from 2008 to 2016. This disappoint of trade came about around the end of 2008 when the United States hit a low point in the economy, which began a short/moderate recession. Other than the 2010 post-recession rebound where global trade rose to about 10-15 percent, global trade has been subdued in recent years. According to (Constantinescu, 2015), “the average global trade annual growth rate between 2012 and 2014 was about 3.4”. This annual growth rate is below the pre-boom average growth rate by about 7 percent....   [tags: Containerization, Cargo, Ship, Panama Canal]

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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]

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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]

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Choosing The Right Roof Rack

- Choosing the Right Roof Rack According to your Need Roof racks also known as roof bars, etc can carry all sorts of weight of goods from bags, luggage, fishing gear to canoes, kayaks or even ladders. When it comes to choosing the right roof rack there are an array of choices available according to your need. While some businesses require heavy-duty roof rack, some require lighter roof rack. If you would like to increase the storage space of your car or cargo you can opt for auto roof racks. They not only create enough space but also give a more bulky look to your cargo....   [tags: Automobile, Vehicle, Transport, Want]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Outline Of A Company Project Management Plan

- Portfolio Outline - LAMSS Company Project Management Plan I. Introduction This document provides the Logistics and Mobility Services Support (LAMSS) Company’s project management strategy to address the ABC Cargo Shipping and Receiving Company’s operational requirements. The purpose of this LAMSS’s project management plan (PMP) is to outline ABC’s operational need or problem, and to define the project’s scope, concept of operations, technical approach, management activities, potential risks, stakeholders’ roles and responsibilities, scheduling, and reporting (CSU-Global, 2016)....   [tags: Project management, Management, Logistics]

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The Culture And Culture Is Characterized As Being Address And Resolve The Stressors ( Robbins )

- Human life and culture is characterized as being dynamical in nature, mostly due to the fact that it is a by-product of beings that are also never truly stagnant in terms of evolution and life. One of the more rapid modes of change for a culture is via revitalization movements, which are changes to the structure of a culture due to stressors, and events that cause "widespread social disruption and collective feelings of great stress and despair," that often lead to a decreased sense of faith in one 's current culture/religion, and thus a need to undergo cultural reform to better address and resolve the stressors (Robbins et al....   [tags: Culture, Indigenous peoples, Papua New Guinea]

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A Brief Note On The Hong Kong Airport

- The Hong Kong airport was originally built to help facilitate smaller cargo shipments and commercial flights. On its way to becoming an economic powerhouse, the city of Hong Kong quickly outgrew their existing airport and realized that it would soon become one of the best cities for conducting international trade. They outlined several driving factors for the building of a new airport, and safety became one of the highest concerns for the citizens of the city. As planes were built larger, they required a longer runway and it became hazardous to land....   [tags: Hong Kong International Airport, Cathay Pacific]

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Global Solutions : A Global Solution

- Overview Company E227 Global Solutions is on the move to go green. Company E227 Global Solutions has already even spoken about going green already. Now it’s time for the Company E227 Global Solutions to get the whole idea of going green implemented. Throughout the years Company E227 Global Solutions has not made any efforts toward reducing the company’s carbon footprint on a global scale. Company E227 Global Solutions want to reduce their company’s carbon footprint by 25%. Therefore I generated three ideas for company E227 Global Solutions to reduce their carbon footprint on a global scale by 25%and go green....   [tags: Fossil fuel, Alternative energy, Renewable energy]

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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 ]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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The 34 Identified Atg Genes Required And Shared Commonly Amongst All Three Autophagy Pathways

- 15 of the 34 identified ATG genes in yeast are core ATG genes required and shared commonly amongst all three autophagy pathways. In mammals there are two subfamilies consisting of at least seven ATG8 that can be classified with three MAP1 light chain 3 (LC3) isoforms LC3A, LC3B and LC3C and four ATG8 homologous GABARAP (gamma-aminobutyrate) like proteins (GABRAP, GEC1/GABRAPL1, GATE16/GABRAPL2). The cleavage of LC3 by Atg4B produces LC3-I exposing a C terminal glycine residue. LC3-II is formed when phosphatidylethanolamine binds with the C terminus of the LC3-I forming a linkage....   [tags: Protein, Amino acid, Proteasome, Cytoplasm]

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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]

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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]

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Increasing Globalization : The Property Loss Exposure

- According to the articles, one of the major loss exposure types is the property loss exposure. Increasing globalization brings companies to outsources their productions in low cost markets in order to increase their profitability. While outsourcing might be great for their competitive advantage, it implies large supply chain risk exposure. The upward trend of interdependencies has contributed to new business risks; Retailers face a multiple of risks since they are depending on the low cost market....   [tags: Risk, Risk management, Operational risk]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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A Report On Rfid Technology And It Challenges

- Title: A report on RFID technology and it challenges in Real-time tracking cargo in shipping industry. Hypothesis: RFID will positively increase efficiency and reduce costs for cargo tracking Research questions: 1. Why RFID is better than barcodes. 2. What are the challenges faced in adopting RFID in shipping industry. 3. What are the benefits of the implementation of RFID. Introduction: The term Supply chain covers every single possible process required in the flow of merchandise from manufacturing to clients; together with manufacturing, distribution and transportation (Swedberg, 2011)....   [tags: RFID, Radio-frequency identification]

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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]

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The Effects Of Valujet Flight 592 Crash

- Abstract The cause of ValuJet flight 592 crash was that just before take-off expired chemical oxygen generators were mislabeled and placed in the cargo compartment. One of the generators accidentally activated and got hot. This caused other materials in the cargo compartment to burn and a fire started in the aircraft. This research will show the law suits between SabretTech and ValuJet concerning the crash of flight 592. It will also partially discuss the lawsuits that came from the family of the passengers that died in ValuJet flight 592....   [tags: Airline, Federal Aviation Administration]

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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]

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Logistics And Mobility Services Support

- Appendix B The Logistics and Mobility Services Support (LAMSS) Company has developed this proposal in response to the ABC Cargo Shipping and Receiving Company’s Request for Proposal (RFP), generated to solicit services from contractors experienced in the field of technology test and evaluation, and assessment support. The ABC Cargo Shipping and Receiving Company is specifically requesting support with identifying suppliers that can provide technologies capable of tracking cargo shipments to and from domestic and international locations....   [tags: Project management, Costs, Cost overrun, Cost]

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Swot Analysis : Air Canada

- AIR CANADA Background Saturation of domestic markets and the need by firms to diversify their markets have provided firms with the need to go international (MA sum, & Fernandez, 2008). Internationalization can be defined as the act by companies to explore international markets, although there has not been a clear definition of internationalization (Andersen 1997, p.28). Internationalization is a huge decision by firms and the wrong strategy can lead to ultimate fall of the organization. Internationalization allows firms and companies to own or control businesses and activities in several countries; a process that affects the whole organization making it more international (Dunning, 1993) an...   [tags: Southwest Airlines, Airline, Lufthansa, Avianca]

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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]

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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]

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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 ]

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A Brief Note On Van Storage Ideas While Starting A Business

- Van Storage Ideas While Starting a Business Workbenches are very versatile and are used in an array of industries. They are very functional if you add certain accessories. Workbenches are used in many industries such as shipping, manufacturing and packaging. If you are starting your business then you should know how to design your cargo van especially the storage system. With the help of workbench you can keep all your equipment and tools organized. Today, many service professional such as electricians and locksmiths are using workbenches as it is extremely convenient for doing the job outside....   [tags: Need, Want, Truck, Tool]

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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]

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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]

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Shipping Containers : A Major Component Of Our Transportation System

- Intermodal containers specifications Intermodal containers have become a major component of our transportation system. These containers are basically giant steel boxes used for transporting goods globally in a secure and efficient manner. Containers come in a variety of different forms and sizes; depending on the product that is being shipped. The intermodal aspect of these containers, means they are being shipped using 2 or more modes of transportation. The standardized intermodal container is made out of a special corrugated steel to protect them from weather damage....   [tags: Containerization, Intermodal freight transport]

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Business Strategies And Operation Of Exporting Products From Peru

- Apart from the increase in economic growth, the exporting sector in Peru has a significant role in triggering the growth of the nation. This paper will provide more information on business strategies and operation of exporting products from Peru to Hong Kong, Singapore, Sweden, Denmark and United States. In Peru, the ministry of foreign trade and Tourism (MINCETUR), along with private and public entities representatives who were and are involved foreign trade, come up with a strategic export plan....   [tags: International trade, Export, Transport, Port]

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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]

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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]

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Film Power Of The Pedal By Bob Nesson

- Writer and director, Bob Nesson, in his documentary film Power of the Pedal, points out that the small ideas can positively impact the environment. He chronicles the business success story of Wenzday Jane who worked her way out of public housing and into a niche that has turned into a small business—Metro Pedal Power. Jane’s business is a delivery service for Boston and Cambridge MA. and the surrounding areas via cargo bicycles. Nesson’s purpose is to bring awareness to his audience that there are better alternative to the way society does various tasks in its day-to-day businesses that are less harmful to the environment....   [tags: Environment, Environmentalism, Bicycle]

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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]

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Guns Germs And Steel By Jared Diamond

- “History followed different courses for different peoples because of differences among peoples ' environments, not because of biological differences among peoples themselves” (Jared Diamond). In the book Guns Germs and Steel he accounted a conversation with Yali, a New Guinean politician that had asked “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own?”. Diamond tries to answer this by describing the difference in use of government throughout history by bands, tribes, chiefdoms, and states....   [tags: Sociology, Race, Band society]

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Security Forces For The City International Airport

- Security forces play a vital role in the normal operation of any airport, whether they are screening travelers at the checkpoints or scanning luggage that the travelers bring with them. The importance of these particular tasks helps enhance the safety of all travelers flying to their destinations and the employees working within the airport. With that being said, there is an on-going proposal for the Kansas City International Airport, otherwise known as KCI, which could potentially create drastic changes to its configuration, if it were to get approved....   [tags: Airport security]

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The Legal Theory Of The United States

- Nullification, the legal theory that a state has the right to nullify any federal law the state has declared unconstitutional, has been discussed nearly as long as the Constitution of The United States has existed as a legal document. Although the theory has yet to be tested in the courts, much debate and research has been conducted concerning the fundamental theory and application. The theory is rooted in the idea that states have a right to declare federal laws unconstitutional when the federal government exceeds the authority granted to it by the U.S....   [tags: United States Constitution, United States]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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The C 130j Super Hercules

- The birth of the C-130J in April 1996 was the beginning of a major over haul of the legacy C-130H Hercules cargo aircraft produced by Lockheed Martin Corporation (C-130 History, n.d.). The major change from the C-130H to the new C-130J Super Hercules was the enormous amount of computer technology and software encompassed into the design and operation of this new cargo aircraft. The advancement in technology allowed engineers to redesign this workhorse to flying demanding missions with only two crew positions compared to its predecessor the C-130H with five aircrew positions....   [tags: Computer, Computer software, C-130 Hercules]

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Air Travel And International Travel

- Countries With The Highest Number Of Airports In The World Without a doubt air travel is one of the most important aspects of international travel. It allows not only for the movement of both people and goods in and out of a country, it also opens up a country to other aspects of development such as trade. Arguably, next to the internet, air travel is seen as one of the main driving forces of globalization. Cheap, accessible air travel has indeed made the world a tight-knit society encouraging growth, discovery, integration and progression in different spheres....   [tags: United States, Russia, Mexico, Latin America]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Company Analysis : Hanesbrand Inc. Produces And Sells Clothing On An International Level

- Step 2) Learn More 1) HanesBrand Inc. produces and sells clothing on an international level. The company website states they are a, “socially responsible manufacturer and marketer of leading everyday basic apparel” (Hanesbrand Inc.). The company is proud that they practice ethical business practices within the workplace. They own the majority of the facilities where their products are manufactured and produced meaning they are able to control the working conditions and wages within the facilities....   [tags: United States, Cotton, U.S. state, Colorado]

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The Decline Adjustment Of Newly Arrived Slaves During The Early English Colonies

- The poor adjustment of newly arrived slaves in the early English colonies partially led to the enactment of slave codes by colonial assemblies. In this paper, I will cover: the origins of slavery in the mainland English Colonies, go over the “adjustment” period for newly arrived slaves, and finally, name the various factors behind the enactment of the “slave codes.” Slavery in the United States began in 1619 when the colonists of Jamestown Virginia acquired a cargo of Africans from a Dutch slave transport that stole the cargo from the Spanish....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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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]

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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]

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