This is the last post on the news page. I came to the conclusion that "the latest news" is easier spread by Social Media than on this page. Here was a monthly update on developments, but on Facebook and Twitter are daily updates, posted at the moment it happens. It's much more accurate to follow Prefixlist on Twitter or like Prefixlist on Facebook where you will receive all that's happening in your own timeline. And for those who are not into Social Media, you can read the Twitter column here on the right side. Moving all news and updates to Social Media makes it easier to stay on top of it, respond and be part of it all.

So follow all the news on Twitter and Facebook. Hope to meet you there.


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Not much to report this time. Behind the scenes we're busy developing the new site. Although the launch is still 6 months away, there's a lot of work to be done. The biggest improvement is that Prefixlist will be available on your tablet and smartphone (Android). Second change will be the addition of a webshop which will contain all container related items. Everything but the real containers. There are enough container traders in the world, Prefixlist does not need to come in between. The webshop is for items like Wear, Toys, Furniture & Desktop Gadgets, all container shaped or otherwise related.

Very grateful also that Elbtainer supports the development of the new site. Please click their banner to learn more about them. If you wish to support too, contact Prefixlist for conditions to advertise.



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Very proud to announce that on Feb 1st the keel was laid for Prefixlist 3.0.  The 2.0 version of the site that has existed since November 2011 is at its limit. Nowadays, so much more is possible in webdesign, and before you know it a website is outdated. So it's about time something is done about it. As always at Prefixlist, it's going to take a while. We scheduled the launch for September 6th. This leaves enough time to design and test new ideas and improve existing items. If you are a frequent visitor and have suggestions on what you're missing at the current site, please email me. I don't promise anything, but your ideas might come in handy. If you want to see things changed or improved, now is the time to let me know.



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New year, new chances, new opportunities. To all visitors / users of Prefixlist,  I wish you all a very happy New Year. I hope all your dreams come true this year.

At the end of 2013 a massive amount of new prefixes was added, mainly Australian and Hong Kong based including a large number of Australian domestic containers with prefixes ending on different letters instead of U. I received some mail asking where the line is drawn on what is added and what is rejected for listing. Listed are all prefixes of 4 letters accompanied with at least 6 numbers (with or without the check digit). It is not obligatory for a prefix to end on a U (for Unit). Only those who operate intercontinental and follow the ISO 6346 Standard (and are registered by BIC) need to end on U. The ISO Standard is a regulation, not an international law and therefore not obligatory. In fact any letter combination is possible. As long as the prefix + number + check digit is correct, any terminal computer will accept the container.

Soon the annual clean-up will start. Every new year I check all unregistered prefixes in the list to see if the website still works, if sailing schedules are recent, if there's any clue that the containers are still operational. If not, the prefix will be deleted from the list. Company wil be presumed aquired, bankrupt, or at least  to have ceased container operations. With this annual clean-up I hope to stay accurate in what's shipped around the world and prevent listing ancient prefixes (that's what the Jurrasic Page is for).

If you have new prefixes to add, or have anything else to complete the list, never hesitate to mail me.

 

Lorenz ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

And so we are heading towards the end of the year. A year when Prefixlist became more interactive. I thank all visitors who like to be involved and support the site. Thanks to all Flickr members around the globe for letting me use their photos. They are a much appreciated addition to the site. Special thanks to the man at the Vancouver Rail Terminal for continuesly paying attention when new or unknown prefixes pass the gate. Thanks for all the suggestions, requests and questions by mail. Thanks to the followers on Twitter who retweet or send me DM and those who like Prefixlist on Facebook.

Speaking of which, the Facebook page needs more attention. On Facebook you find a lot of photos of unknown prefixes or unknown owners. Containers that need some clarification. Please check it out. There must be some visitors who can read Asian charaters and tell what's written there. Visitors who recognize Australian or Canadian owned containers. If you all contribute a little bit, Prefixlist will remain the most complete and most reliable containersite of all and that will be to the benefit of everyone.

I wish you all the best for the coming holiday season.

Merry Christmas.

 

 

Lorenz ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

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