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DeSantis says bring on the cargo ships to florida

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by buckeyegator, Oct 21, 2021.

  1. buckeyegator

    buckeyegator Premium Member

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    win win, imo. the ports are busy, economy in their areas gets a boost, products get to the consumers, what's to lose? oh yeah, it' s DeSantis, must be a bad idea.
     
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  2. l_boy

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    Bring them into where? Does FL have extra container commercial port capacity and capability just sitting idle?
     
  3. philnotfil

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    Is the east coast having trouble offloading ships?
     
  4. buckeyegator

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    Port everglades. Tampa. Jacksonville. Anything is better than sitting of the coast of California for weeks. I am sure off load space can be found.
     
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  5. swampbabe

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    40% of cargo comes through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. How will they get here?

    Around Cape Horn? Through the Panama Canal (if they’ll fit)? Perhaps our moron governor should look at a globe.
     
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  6. citygator

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    They are deepening the harbor in 2022 to accommodate bigger ships. They need to build warehouses to put stuff in. You have to break most containers and mix them to go to final destination. Doesn’t make sense to haul up to Savannah to handle. Hard to get trucks. Read Jax is big in auto though.
     
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  7. BossaGator

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    If it works logistically it’s a fine idea
     
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  8. AndyGator

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    Click bait statement by DeSantis for the Buckey's of Florida. Evidently it works ;)
     
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  9. citygator

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    Savannah is the big one on this side. It’s pretty packed.
    yes. Savannah is backed up.
     
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  10. mdgator05

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    Yeah, how hard could it be?

    Narrator: It turns out, it is actually pretty complicated to unload modern cargo ships and capacity requires hundreds of millions to billions in long-term capital investments.
     
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  11. WarDamnGator

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    I was thinking the same thing, with everything coming from Asia, it’s probably faster to wait a little longer on the west coast to unload than sail to the east coast and wait anyway. I’m going to throw out a wild guess that these shipping companies know what they are doing better than De Santis.
     
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  12. dangolegators

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    I guess Florida's simpleton governor doesn't know that.
     
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  13. Agator88

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    Savannah is a problem, we are seeing 4 hour load times for drivers at the port. Our company went from unloading about 65 containers a month to 35-40 if we are lucky. Drivers not having hours to wait to be loaded is a big issue we are hearing.
     
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  14. mdgator05

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    I suspect he knows quite well. I also strongly suspect that he thinks so little of his supporters that he is pretty sure that they don't know.
     
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  15. ElimiGator

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    Jacksonville missed the boat years ago when dredging the inlet was being considered for larger ship business.
     
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  16. dangolegators

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    Yeah I know. He thinks his supporters are simpletons, and that's one of the few things he's right on.
     
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  19. WarDamnGator

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    When did Joe shut down the economy? That was while Trump was president ... lol.
     
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  20. swampbabe

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    This is a new level of cluelessness. Well done.
     
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