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The Box takes off on global journey (BBC News)

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Old 5th September 2008, 13:30
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Post The Box takes off on global journey (BBC News)

The Box is an ambitious and unique year project for BBC News to tell the story of international trade and globalisation by tracking a standard shipping container around the world.

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Old 5th September 2008, 13:47
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This looks like it could be interesting.
Although of the generation of ex seamen that hates box boats the idea of tracking one around the world looks like it could be fascinating.

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Post The Box: Send us your pictures (BBC News)

How you can join in with an ambitious and unique project that sees BBC News telling the story of international trade by tracking a standard shipping container around the world.

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Old 5th September 2008, 17:03
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Really look forward to seeing that. Hope the container doesn't get lost
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I wonder if they have contingency plans if it falls off the ship or will they employ a body double for filming

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Post The Box: Current location (BBC News)

Follow the BBC News shipping container as it makes its way around the world, helping tell the story of international trade and globalisation.

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School Reporters visit the BBC branded shipping container to investigate the shipping industry and global trade.

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Old 19th September 2008, 17:58
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So you take a big red container with BBC on the side and then tell everybody what the first cargo is, where it's from and where it's going.
The cargo? Oh yeah, full load of whisky.
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but will it still be a FULL load when it reaches the other end...LOL

Get your point though Fubar. All you lorry hi-jackers please take note... its painted bright red with BBC on the side. They have very kindly provided a GPS system so you will know exactly where it is lads.
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but will it still be a FULL load when it reaches the other end...LOL

Get your point though Fubar. All you lorry hi-jackers please take note... its painted bright red with BBC on the side. They have very kindly provided a GPS system so you will know exactly where it is lads.
Oh dear!!!

Is this the start of some skull-duggery by the crew of the "Golden Dreamer"


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What!...My crew would never dream of doing such a thing ... without including me heh heh
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Illogical Logistics.

Well already we can see the "efficiencies" of modern logistics. After two weeks, the box is back where it started. Perhaps this is all part of the maturing process for whiskey these days.
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I'd started to wonder whether the GPS was faulty or if it really was still on the S Coast.
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This book, image attached, came out last year. Reviews I read said a photographer and writer spent 200 days with a new Chinese made NYK container in its travels around the world. When the book came out it was pricey at USD$85. I just checked on Amazon and they have four starting at $50. I do not have a copy.
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Just a question

How effective is the GPS going to be when the container is stacked with another container on top either in a terminal or, as here in Texas, where the trains are almost all double stacked?
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Watched a news snippet on this (BBC Scotland) which showed the box had come from Felixstowe to Greenock by road. Two container ports but they use road? It was loaded with whiskey and returned by road to Felixstowe.
I believe it is still there.
I don't think this is Guinness Book of Records winner for the fastest container ever.
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returned by road to Felixstowe
Did it not go south by boat? very soggy route if it went by road.
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I was disappointed to discover that the program "The Box" wasn't going to follow the perigrinations of an Auckland ringbolt, but it still has potential.

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It's actually moving
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I noticed that the positions were not posted from passing the Sudan border to clearing the Gulf of Aden.
I presume this is an anti-piracy measure which we may also see in the Malacca Strait.

I wonder what the US Department of Homeland Buffoonery is going to require if and when it comes to a US port.
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Maybe the Box is off to Bangkok to be filled with ping pong balls.

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Probably comming here to load with wire netting holes John
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Post Anatomy of the Box (BBC News)

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Any odds on it ending up on the Somali coast
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The Box - a BBC-branded container that travels the globe to illustrate how globalisation works - arrives in the US

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