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Many freighters ply the gulf, heading to and from the Great Lakes.
Another major difference: Almost all tankers have double hulls, as do about a third of dry-bulk freighters, which carry cargos like corn and iron ore.
To that end the company is making major investments in logistics, including a fleet of air freighters, and also experimenting with different networks of physical stores, ranging from bookstores to grocery pickup locations.
Some also consider the Northwest Passage a future alternative for freighters aiming to save fuel on the route from Asia to Europe, and there have been several test runs over the years.
The freighter carried 2,925 tons of high explosives, including 246 tons of benzol, a highly flammable motor fuel, in drums lashed to its deck.
The 220,000 vessels larger than 100 tons each (think shipping freighters and oil tankers) are responsible for discharging some 250,000 tons of oil annually, according to a study by the European Environment Agency.
In Victorian times, Canalside was where crews of eastbound Midwest grain freighters were paid — and where wages were squandered on booze and floozies.
Below the studio's wide balcony, freighters and pleasure craft set out into the South China Sea.
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