Cargo Ships Hampered by Flood



Cargo vessels can go anywhere in the world, but they rely on nature’s mercy, too. Trades depending on these vessels are affected when strong waves rack the sea.

Cargo ships might the biggest man-made vessels ever built. Due to their size and the nature of services they render, they can easily navigate even rough seas in their worst.

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Have you ever thought that they can also be disrupted by flooding?

Turns out, what disrupts the operation of these cargo vessels is not flood per se. Instead, it is the shipping route that gets problematic when there’s flooding.
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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

Reviewing 2017: How PH’s Private Sector Responds to Disasters



A closer look of Philippines’ milestones in 2017 will reveal that its private sector has always been an active collaborator in the field of disaster resiliency.

We can reminisce the past year, 2017, through various points of view. However, one thing that should not be left out in 2017’s memories is how Filipinos braved several natural disasters like typhoons, flooding, and many more.

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Since the beginning of time, Filipinos have been bearing the brunt of storms, typhoons, and monsoon rains. Against all these odds, Filipinos stood up to prove the resiliency of their spirit; I can prove it, since I’ve been in this country for such a long time.

What you will read now is just one of the numerous evidences of the Filipinos’ resilience. You probably don’t notice it, but the country is seeing a phenomenon that must be replicate in other parts of Southeast Asia — the cooperation between the public and the private sector.
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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

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