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I'm just about ready to start work on the micro-freighter -- have
appended
a picture of its present state -- cleaned -- stripped down -- ready to
refit.

My problem is accessing a market. I know this will be a great advantage
in
time and money for anyone building and needing "cement", steel rod and
other heavy cargo items for North Ambergris caye. But how can I reach
them
to let them know I have this service??

The San Pedro town crowd is a closed shop. They bring cement in by
truckloads by barge. Then unload at the municipal dock. From there it is
trucked by five ton truck (which are tearing up the roads big time) to
customers with road access. Those on North Ambergris do not have heavy
truck access -- so then the cement is unloaded from barge -- trucked to
the
back lagoon. Loaded on "lighters" and moved to the site.

What I can do is revolutionize this system for the better. That is point
to
point. I will be able to carry at least 8 tons of cargo point to point.
My
cargo hold is 18 ft long by 8 feet wide. And will be decked -- that is
water tight. Stuff gets there dry.

A bag of cement costs $5.00 to move with the big barge from Belize City
to
SP. The trucking adds at least another $1.00. The "lightering" at least
another $1.50 -- for the close hauls. For past Journey's end the price
goes
up steeply!

Further - it takes a week from order to delivery!!

I can bring cement to anyone in those areas for a dollar less or cheaper
--
and within 24 to 48 hours!

Also -- I supply all the labor for unloading!! (Worth probably at least
another 50 cents per bag -- if not more.

Also -- I can help source and deliver any other materials they need --
as
well as find good carpenter/workers for what ever project they intend.

Right now -- a lot of "bums" out there conning gringos for jobs
(according
to Bill Henkes).

That is they charge top dollar and literally sit around doing very
minimal
work.

I can supply labor at probably half the charge that will work four times
harder.

Anyone needing a reference -- well, I did do exactly all the above for
Jeff
Gram and Cayo Espanto rebuild after hurricane Keith. With a smaller boat
--
which is also still available.

Just pass this message on to any one interested in making arrangements.
I
can be reached at:

[email protected]

Certainly -- the person that does do their supply side through this new
venture will be way ahead of the rest of the crowd -- get there job done
in
half the time or less -- and save a pile of money as well.

I also can do pick-ups of Cargo from the Harbor in Chetumal -- as well
as
Corozal and Belize City.

Peter Singfield

Corozal Town

Belize, Central America

Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 431
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LOL....well....now you come up with a plan!!!

Where were you a year ago?

Try getting stuff up to Basil Jones!

Sounds like a promising plan....keep working on it! I would prepare to meet opposition though....but then if you live in Belize...you're used to that...LOL [Linked Image]

Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 955
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HI

I maybe in need of your services and certianly could help in marketing your service here on Ambergris.

i know of several large projects about to start which your service could be of great interest.

i know from the construction of my resort that getting reliable supplies in decent quantities is a nightmare.

i'm on the road at the moment will be back in San Ped Saturday e-mail me at [email protected] with your tel # and i'll give you a call.

the biz is not as closede as you think ;-)

regards

gaz


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