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    Default container shipments

    Tractor Folk:

    I wasn't sure where to post this so it ended up here and not that this will mean that much to many of you, but on the news this morning they were talking about Tampa port begining to open new contracts for container shipments. The port has installed one or two new craines and is opening up the port for containers.

    In the past our port has only done something like 6 thousand containers a year witch is just a drop in the bucket to other major ports in the U.S.A.

    I was woundering what this may do for the tractor biz in our area, gray market, Chinese, Korean, parts, objects of mass Destruction, imagrants (spl*) and the other problems that come with an open port????

    Whiskey

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    Default Re: container shipments

    Might make all the truckers that usually deadhead out of Florida happy. As far as terrorism, so far in this country they seem to like to attack well known national landmarks. Got anything like that in Tampa?

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    Default Re: container shipments

    Wait til the S. American drug lords find out. It will probably be another Miami.

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    Default Re: container shipments

    Probably not much impact reference the tractors. Miami and Fort Lauderdale are truly huge containerports. Freeport, Bahama just across the way is the worlds largest and also serves as a major hub for the shallow draft fleet that works the Caribbean.

    If nobody's doing it, you could probably make a nice buck or two selling grey market tractors in the Bahamas and Caribbean.

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    Default Re: container shipments

    Antique dealers will have containers of "reproductions" pouring into your area in no time. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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