Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Spido Tour (Jun. 28, 2011)

Today was a great day, which seems like everyday has been a GREAT for me just having the experience to live and have fun at the same time is a blessing to me honestly. But enough about me though, today started off the same way as usual except we had class this morning at 10:15, which was perfectly fine to me.  The chapter we covered today was Supply Chain Management. So after class, we ate lunch and then around 1:30 we decided to head out to the SPIDO, which is basically a bus floating in water, but it looks like a regular boat to me. But anyways, we took the tour on the Spido to learn more about the interesting features of the Port of Rotterdam.

I learned that the Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe, from the years 1962 until 2004, it has been noted as the world’s busiest port. In 1985, it was home to the European Juice Terminal, which contained lots of fruit juice. One historic city that was older than Rotterdam itself was Oldest Distillery. The floating docks of the shipyard transported at least 15 million; trucks, trailers, and other vehicles. In 1934, the Quarantine Facility was opened. Since 1997, Rotterdam has been rated as the largest strip.