88 days after our container left our house it framingham it has arrived in wellington.
|Type :||40′ DRY VAN|
|Status :||IN TRANSIT|
|Shipped To :||WELLINGTON, NZ|
|Shipped On :||30/08/2007|
|SYDNEY, AU||20/11/2007||Loaded||MSC CLORINDA||C7143|
|ANTWERP, BE||24/09/2007||Loaded||MSC HAILEY||23A|
|BOSTON, US||07/09/2007||Loaded||MSC JAPAN||634R|
|BOSTON, US||30/08/2007||Gate In Full|
|BOSTON, US||27/08/2007||Empty to Shipper|
the careful reader may note the journey was not exactly the most direct route. we were told the container would travel by rail to long beach california and then travel by ship to singapore before a quick hop over to wellington. the expected travel time was 45 to 55 days. for reasons that no one will admit it didn’t take this route and instead first headed east (the wrong way) to antwerp belgium where it enjoyed a week basking in the summer sun before heading off to sydney australia. that route takes it through the straights of gibraltar, the mediterranean sea, through the suez cannel, the red sea (hello saudi arabia) and across the indian ocean before arriving in sydney.
our stuff is now seen much more of the world than we have.
our ship – the msc hailey