THE DEFINITION OF HUBRIS

Hubris [hyoo-bris], noun, excessive pride or self-confidence, arrogance, see southern California ports.  (Okay, we added that last part.)

Last month, we highlighted the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) requiring zero-emission trucks and terminal equipment, but it warrants further discussion.

The cost of this program is wildly underestimated by the ports.  They are betting on equipment that is yet to be tested and viable.  They are also betting the cargo owners so love a Southern California Gateway they are willing to absorb the lion’s share of the burden.

Weigh that thinking with the fact that just last week, the Panama Canal celebrated its 2,000th neopanamax crossing since the opening of the new, larger locks just 15 months ago.

Wake up California!  Cargo, like water, will find the course of least resistance.

AYE AYE MATEY

Quadriga is building the largest cargo sailing ship. The vessel will be 558′ long, will carry up to 2,000 cars and will travel at 10-12 knots. Cool, right!?!