Having used the internet for work, recreation and study purposes for a number of years now, you will all be quite familiar with the term ‘shipping’. It can be treated as a follower to the original verb. Having used your marine craft for a number of years now you will all be quite familiar with the practice of shipping your crew, passengers and goods from one port to another. Here then, is an interesting scenario.
There is not much you can do when too many of your marine parts break down and you are not able to find the necessary replacement marine parts that must be fitted to your ship’s engine. You are stuck in port as you wait, sometimes months, for new replacements to arrive. Nautical law and the nature of the seas is not going to change the fact. Today’s state of the art modern marine crafts are able to navigate the seas at speeds far greater than the ancient seafarers of not even a hundred years ago.
And yet, they will never be able to match the speed and reliability of their airborne peers, the aircrafts. So, interestingly, when new spare marine parts are urgently needed, they will be shipped by aircraft. And if all the paperwork is in order, it should not take more than a couple of weeks to arrive at port, perhaps even sooner. Finding the marine parts required is also a lot easier. They may not be readily available in your port, but go online and there they are. Depots operate on two major fronts, in the West and in the Far East, and necessary goods can be parceled accordingly and shipped to all other major ports in-between.