Does anyone have access to maritime fleet tracking databases?
January 10, 2014 5:18 PM Subscribe
I am trying to find out the name of a vessel that arrived at the Port of Long Beach from the Philippines on September 9, 2013, carrying a shipment of bananas (see details pasted below). Does anyone have access to any of the databases that might supply this info? It was possibly a Dole-owned/operated vessel, but even a list of all the arrivals at Long Beach (maybe narrowed to arrivals from the Phlippines or the specific departure port, again below) would be a good start.
posted by soulbarn to Travel & Transportation (2 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Here's more specific info, from a news article published last year:
It's official: Philippines is now the first Asian exporter of bananas to the United States after the arrival of Bukidnon Cavendish in Los Angeles last week, the Philippine Embassy in Washington said Sunday (PHL time).
In a news release on its website, the embassy said the 7,047 metric tons of highland bananas arrived at the Port of Long Beach near Los Angeles on September 9 and were transferred to a ripening warehouse and will be made available in stores this week.
According to Agriculture Attaché Dr. Josyline Javelosa, officials of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the US Department of Agriculture have worked with the Philippine Bureau of Plant Industry to ensure the shipment makes the US phytosanitary hurdles.
The bananas will be marketed in the US under the Sweetio brand. They were exported by Dole Philippines to Dole Food Company Inc.
The bananas were shipped from the Mindanao International Container Terminal in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental last Aug. 20.