All along the Pacific Coast are quaint marinas, to say nothing of the major harbors, stretching all the way beyond Canada to Alaska. And along the Gulf area, it is no different. Same goes for the West Coast. So many commercial businesses close to the shorelines, to say nothing of the burgeoning fishing industries. Commercial and industrial businesses enjoy the advantage of being close to the world’s major shipping lines. Most of their manufactured goods are going to be shipped abroad, across the oceans.
But the cross-ocean environment is a lot more challenging for the small to medium sized marine operator. Running a small fleet is a costly business, even in the best of times. Among the challenges experienced by such enterprises is the maintenance of those fleets. And an important aspect of the ongoing maintenance is the repairing of ships and boats. Previously, for these businesses, finding replacement marine parts was always going to be challenging. And even if they did locate their required parts and components, it would be weeks, even months, before such essentials would arrive at their docksides.
Thankfully, all that has changed. From the Pacific Coast right across the ocean and as far as Taiwan, small-time boat owners but master mariners no less, are now successfully able to locate whatever parts and components they require for the repair and maintenance of their crafts. And no longer does it take as long to reach them. Whether by ship or even by aircraft, one week is enough time to wait. And then of course, there is this. The World Wide Web. An order is placed within minutes. And confirmation of that order should never take longer than 24 hours.