Cruise Ships

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  1. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

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    I don't think we have anyone who lives in any cities that are major ports for cruise ships, but I'll ask anyhow, any of you guys ever deliver to any cruise ships?

    A cruise ship almost sounds to me like it would be a AAA load like 3 trucks would go off in a convoy and deliver at once. I could see a cruise ship easily taking a whole bulk truck from where I work and every-other place that sells beverages as well. In addition I can see a cruise ship easily taking 3 full truck loads from Sysco or whoever.
     
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    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    All I can think of is a long steep ramp! Ugh, I'll pass on that delivery...LOL!!
     
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  3. MikeJ

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    You would think that the cruise ship would have a conveyor belt or crane. Just drop the pallets off and a crane picks them up and loads them into the boat. Oh goodness wheeling a whole 53 foot trailer up the cruise ship ramp that sounds like a 12 hour days work.
     
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    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    I have found that most folks want as much work done for them as possible, IDK how they are serviced, it would be interesting to know though! I bet that some poor soul is getting his ass kicked delivering them though! LOL!
     
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  5. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

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    Boy if that's not the motto of everything I don't know what is! Ha-ha! Having a crane or conveyor belt nahh that makes to much sense, instead have Timmy run up and down the ramp like an idiot 200 times in one day. Then because of routing and driver shortages will throw on a stop or two on the way back in after all he has to come back this way anyhow and it's no big deal the one stop is only 75 cases should have that done in what 10-12 minutes at the most.
     
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  6. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    Mike, you just described Sysco and their thought process...LOL!!!
     
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    When I was there we had a driver that was planning on transferring to Florida in a couple of years and he had gotten to know the transportation manager at one of the Florida houses (I don't know which one). But he said cruise ship company's were their biggest customer as far as volume of business and that they had a dock and would receive whole 48 footers. If you think about the volume of food 3000+ people would eat in a week it would be huge.
     
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  8. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

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    You know,
    That's what I figured at least a entire 48 footer. I was thinking like 3 truck loads go to the cruise ship they have a $40,000 invoice and that might even be a little low.
     
  9. double r

    double r Dock delivery expert

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    That is WAY low.
     
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  10. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    I'm willing to bet that it was all delivered to a warehouse then they have the logistics to load the ship.

    Liability would be very high to board the ship l would think. ... just my opinion. ... not a expert or had experience delivering to a ship
     
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    yrc-atm commodities relocator

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    The amount of booze is even more.
     
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    yrc-atm commodities relocator

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    They have doors that open at the pier level and just drive forklifts on the ship and into the hold.
     
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  13. double r

    double r Dock delivery expert

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    Here you go Mike, here is your answer. Watch when he looks around with the camera, take notice of the two warehouses.
     
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    I never thought of that, wow!
     
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    us foods had a sale on steaks and a casino bought one pallet and just the steak alone was $18,500 and that lasted them a week with a special going on
     
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    [​IMG]

    Taken at Port of Miami, all pallet drops. They are in and out within a half hour.
     
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  17. MikeJ

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    Look a GFS truck with one of the big trailers and a Coca Cola Truck. Coca Cola Cleveland Bottling Group runs those same kind of trucks.
     
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    We have a picture of Sysco loading Cruise ships hanging at the warehouse there is 5 48 fters unloading.
     
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  19. TedWard

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    Sorry for the belated reply.

    This is the Mississippi Queen:

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    It used to dock up the river a little ways, and I would have to drive right down on the cobblestone to it, pull the pallets to the back of the trailer and tailgate it for them.

    The last couple times I've done it they had me stay on the blacktop and wheel it down the ramp for them, then they take it from there.

    Here's a nice picture of me turning the truck around for fun:

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    And here's a link to where the magic happens:

    https://www.google.com/maps/@38.6211919,-90.1848659,139m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
     
  20. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

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    Oh geeze that's right near the Gateway Arch I've driven right by there on I-64.
     

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