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.

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.
posted by soulbarn to Travel & Transportation (2 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My guess is you might be able to find it in the database.
Using their search function (and google search from outside as well) I have been able to find historic arrivals for the 9/9/13 in Long Beach.

Try some of these searches:

google search:
site: "09 september 2013" "long beach" Philippines

use the same terms from inside the site

I'm pretty sure the data is in that site, if you can get it out of the google search or google cache you might be able to contact them and have them run a better internal search against their database.

You can contact them via
posted by bottlebrushtree at 6:40 PM on January 10, 2014 [1 favorite]

I might be able to help you. Memail me!
posted by masquesoporfavor at 10:13 PM on January 10, 2014

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