More Ports

MORE PORTS….In principle, this doesn’t really change anything, but it is disconcerting to learn at this late date that P&O actually runs operations at 21 U.S. ports, not six. Sure enough, though, if you go to “P&O Ports North America,” rather than to the main P&O corporate site, you’ll find descriptions of operations at ports from Freeport, Texas, to Portland, Maine.

The story about the acquisition of P&O by Dubai Ports World has been bubbling for a couple of weeks now, and has been in high gear for several days. Did no one really see fit to correct the media’s misimpression that only six ports would be affected by the deal?