The Loss of Tote Services’ “El Faro”

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Moving it Forward: The Loss of Tote Services’ “El Faro” and the Impact on Puerto Rico and Logistics Services

Quite a bit of attention has been focused on the loss of the container ship, El Faro. There is speculation about whether the age of the ship (40 years) had any part in its loss; whether the roll on, roll off design was to blame, or if improper maintenance was to blame for the loss of the engines in the face of the fury of Joaquin. What is certain is that 33 people perished, the entire cargo of the ship was lost, families and loved ones are suffering, and Puerto Rico has had to find ways to deal with the shortages created by the loss of the ship. To continue reading click here.

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