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Eyerdam has been a writer and editor for the past 35 years.
Interests: music, pets, archery, fishing, reading, writing, poetry, target shooting, funny things
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The Department of Justice says the Mueller Report is a DELUSION Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2019 at South East Shipping News
Caribbean countries must transform their energy systems by creating new, greener sources of power. MASAŌ ASHTINE Puerto Rico lost electricity again on April 18th, seven months after Hurricane Maria first knocked out the island's power grid. For people in some... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at South East Shipping News
Today in front of the combined Senate committees Mark Zuckerberg made a key distinction. It is assumed that Facebook accumulates data on its users that it then sells to advertisers. But this is not the case at all. Facebook accumulates... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at South East Shipping News
Global Cyber Threat Bulletin: 18 March 2018 Russian government cyber actors are engaging in a sophisticated cyber attack campaign targeting organization in critical infrastructure sectors. This attack is occurring in two stages. Initially, threat actors are attacking the networks of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at South East Shipping News
What is the future of container shipping? Will industry consolidation continue and, if so, who will still exist in 2020? All highly relevant questions constituting a fairly amusing – yet nerdy – game at supply chain conferences. This often comes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at South East Shipping News
Better together: There is a logic behind terminals looking to work together in order to cope with bigger volumes It's high time that terminals followed lines and ports and get in on the partnerships act finds Felicity Landon The US... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at South East Shipping News
Reynolds Hutchins, Associate Editor | Dec 08, 2016 3:54PM EST Additional reporting Rick Eyerdam An agreement between the South Florida Container Terminal and Port of Miami Terminal Operating Company could be the first of many at US ports. WASHINGTON —... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2016 at South East Shipping News
Friends and associates: Early in June things were looking good. I was preparing my book marketing agenda (Inside NASA’s Quest for Life in Space) with hopes of appearing at the Miami Book Fair. The recurring pain in my legs was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2016 at South East Shipping News
According to, Hamburg Süd’s fleet of 44 vessels, all operating north-south services in the Latin America market, is valued at $1.44bn. By Mike Wackett 01/12/2016 Maersk Line today announced it is to acquire Hamburg Süd in a cash deal... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at South East Shipping News
Oct 27, 2016 Cuba in the 40s and 50s was a playground for the rich and famous. The country’s economy was fueled by U.S. investment: some legal, some not so legal. A rich trade in coffee and tobacco found its... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at South East Shipping News
By Gavin van Marle 24/10/2016 Prospects of the Cuban port of Mariel capturing US transhipment volumes have significantly improved since the US government last week lifted a ban on foreign vessels calling at US ports within 180 days of calling... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at South East Shipping News
Up for Grabs - Trans-loading in the Caribbean Before its expansion, the Panama Canal was sending 4,500 TEU ships into the Caribbean with containers for trans-loading and final destination. Larger 8,500 TEU vessels transiting the Suez brought a little more... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at South East Shipping News
Intermodal Fortress Investment Group LLC is exploring a sale of Florida East Coast Railway Corp., the coastal freight operator it took private in 2007, according to people familiar with the matter. Asset manager Fortress is working with Barclays Plc and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at South East Shipping News
A statement from CMA CGM said: “Reflecting on new possibilities, maritime companies can rethink their routes, including that from Asia to the US east coast. For example, on the journey between New York and Hong Kong, the choice to sail... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2016 at South East Shipping News
HOUSTON, Texas - Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that it will begin offering weekly, fixed-day, less-than-container-load (LCL) shipping services from Houston to 33 port destinations throughout the Caribbean Basin on July 1. The new logistics service will be the only... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at South East Shipping News
When Ports Finally Ditch Fax Machines, Cargotec Plans to Profit By: Niclas Rolander | Jun 23 2016 at 03:10 AM | Ports & Terminals Finland’s Cargotec Oyj is vying for new contracts later this year to modernize ports as the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at South East Shipping News
JUNE 8, 2016 — The U.S. marine industry is condemning a measure proposed by Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL) that would exempt Puerto Rico from the Jones Act – which requires waterborne cargo between two points in the United States to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at South East Shipping News
What they are saying about Exobiologists, Rocketeers and Engineers; Inside NASA’s Quest for Life in Space by Rick Eyerdam “The book was a tremendous undertaking which extracted your complete dedication. You have done a lot with it since my last comments. The book is a priceless history of NASA, especially... Continue reading
Crowley, SeaFreight and Lannaman & Morris to Hold First Forum for Jamaica Growers and Exporters By: AJOT | May 06 2016 at 07:17 AM | Breakbulk & Projects Kingston, Jamaica - To better serve the diverse needs of growers and... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at South East Shipping News
By Sophia Murray 29/04/2016 The Panama Canal has rejected claims by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), reported in The Loadstar, that operation of the new locks could lead to unsafe practices when larger vessels are introduced. Following the publication... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2016 at South East Shipping News
By Gavin van Marle28/04/2016 Despite the impending break-up of both the G6 and CKHYE alliances, both have announced plans to launch Asia-US east coast services, deploying neo-panamax vessels. In preparation of the forthcoming opening of the Panama Canal’s new locks,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2016 at South East Shipping News
RWG By Mike Wackett 18/04/2016 According to the latest data collated by Dynaliners, there are 37 ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) of over 18,000 teu in operation, with a staggering 72 more of these mega-ULCVs on order for delivery by 2020.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at South East Shipping News
The Lone Star Express will start operations on May 2nd at Miami By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor April 11, 2016 The 2M Alliance - composed of Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. - recently announced the launch of a new... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at South East Shipping News
Amazon plans to use container ships as DCs, and deliver directly by drone... ooops what about Customs By Gavin van Marle 01/04/2016 Amazon is building on its recent entry into ocean freight forwarding with plans to invest billions of dollars... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at South East Shipping News