Seems that Bigend is not the only one curious about the movement of shipping containers. To be honest, this seems like a mildly interesting project.
quote:We are keeping our fingers crossed the Box does not fall overboard (it happens) and that it gives us a better understanding of what ties countries and continents together.
You can join in with our project by sending us your pictures - the Box on its travels, other containers in interesting or unusual situations, or just good shots of containers in use. We will show off the best on this website.
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Push:quote:You can join in with our project by sending us your pictures - the Box on its travels, other containers in interesting or unusual situations, or just good shots of containers in use. We will show off the best on this website.
interesting. i wonder what the chances of it being stolen by pirates is?
quote:Originally posted by fuldog:
Guess the 'branding' of the container won't make its' journey different from a standard one's. Of course nobody on their right mind would use it now for some shady side-trip to a questionable destination... talk about the observer affecting the experiment. A better approach might have been to tag it surreptitiously?
quote:powering the GPS transmitter and linking that to this website has been challenging
quote:The port of Los Angeles is the nexus between Asian mass production and American mass consumption, the strange relationship that had fuelled the unprecedented boom of recent years which now seems but a fading memory.
So it is also here that you can take the weakening pulse of the decline in global commerce.
The GPS satellite tracking on the container has been intermittent and for periods of the year, we have had to manually track the position of the Box, though not nearly as frequently as we would have liked.