Time Smuggling Starting From The Year 2000 - Chapter 43
Chapter 43: Spitsbergen Islands (Part Seven)
Translator: Kim Guo Editor: Tehrn
After having sent the two men, Huang Xuan clapped on his own head and said,
’’Rolin, I think we have forgotten something very important.’’
’’We have forgotten to prepare a warehouse in P112. Can we put the goods in the
plane passage after we go back? The weather of Brazil isn't like that of the
North Pole. The meat will all go bad easily then.’’
’’It will be OK for you to go back as long as the hours are fewer than 84.’’
’’I'm not sure whether it will be enough.’’ Huang Xuan closed the door to the
warehouse resignedly. Instantly, all the meat went into the passage. ’’After we
go back, should all this be put in a freezer? How shall we find someone to carve
’’I can take care of the carving. As to the freezer, it's your job.’’ Rolin didn't
show much care. ’’If need be, you can get in touch with P112 now.’’
’’Right now? Contact another plane?’’
’’It's just a matter of energy consumption,’’ Rolin said naturally. But Huang
Xuan felt surprised and less tired. ’’Then whom should I contact first?’’
Rolin soon made a form of the people Huang Xuan knew and displayed it in
front of him on a semi-transparent and advanced-looking screen, the
background of which was transparent, but the characters were clear enough to
read. Besides, since it was energy projection, which was formed by lights, it
could be read only from the right angle and distance. Otherwise, it would be
just a proof of the Tyndall Effect.1At the same time, on the earth, when the
angle and distance were determined, the location was determined. In other
words, nobody could see the screen unless his or her eyeballs overlapped
Rolin had many excellent ’’private collections’’, which he would only use on the
condition that the energy was full, and it was used to get more energy. Huang
Xuan thought Rolin was a total merchant, to whom interest was everything.
In the afternoon in Brazil, when the sun shone brightly, the most common
evergreen plants, flowers, and trees in America could be seen, but with one
more specificity of Sao Paulo: the endless traffic jams.
In Sao Paulo, the streets were like huge parking lots where the cars kept
changing spaces and shifting gears. God knew after how many times Zhang
Rong had repeated that process, he stepped on the brake hard and pulled out
It seemed that he would be late for the meeting. He took his phone out as he
decided to put the meeting off. No wonder Brazil was the most unpunctual
country in the world. With some experience on the lanes, one would
understand that in that country, punctuality was abnormal and being late was
His phone started to vibrate while he was going to call his secretary.
The caller's ID wasn't displayed. Zhang Rong pressed the answer button and
wore the earplugs. ’’Hello. Who is it?’’
’’Is that Uncle Zhang? This is Huang Xuan.’’
’’Oh!’’ Zhang Rong was surprised. ’’Huang gongzi2. How can I help you?’’
’’It's er...’’ Huang Xuan sounded hesitant. ’’I have bought some aquatic products
which will arrive soon, but the freezer has gone wrong. Could you please
recommend one to me?’’
Zhang Rong kept responding ’’Oh’’ on the phone, but he was thinking fast: ’’It
will be more appropriate to find Shengfeng Company to deal with it, but now
that Huang Xuan has come to me, it proves that he prefers associating with me
or Xihuang Industrial Company.’’
’’Huang gongzi, how big a freezer do you need? How soon are the goods
’’12,000 tons.’’ That was Rolin's calculation according to the prices, including
the whales, shrimps, and fish. Then Huang Xuan raised his voice and said, ’’The
goods are arriving tomorrow morning. It's all set. Just tell me the location of
the freezer then.’’
Zhang Rong held the steering wheel and said in embarrassment, ’’It's a little
pressing.’’ After a short pause, he continued, ’’Please wait for my good news,
Huang gongzi. How can I reach you?’’
’’Please call me Huang Xuan.’’ Huang Xuan chuckled. ’’I will contact you
Zhang Rong exhaled deeply after having hung up the phone. Xihuang
Industrial Company was the biggest shareholder of Docas Company. As a port
company, they certainly had a lot of resources, but it was much too demanding
to find a freezer with an accommodation of 10,000 tons.
After the talk on the phone, Huang Xuan sat down, relieved. He felt a superbase
was really helpful. ’’It will be great if you can help with the transaction.’’ After
that, he stretched himself.
On the morning of May 29, Huang Xuan went back to Sao Paulo.
His father hadn't come home yet. According to Li Qing, he had been doing an
important experiment. Since Huang Xuan had been fidgety in those two days,
he was amazed to see how calm his father had been.
He had to adapt to the climate of Brazil again after the two days in the Arctic
Circle. It was so hot that he opened his pajama and drank a big mouthful of
milk. ’’Brother Qing, I am going out today. Are you coming with me or taking a
cab yourself?’’ he said to Li Qing.
’’I would like to go with you.’’ Looking at Huang Xuan's bloodshot eyes, Li Qing
was worried. ’’Did you play online games again last night? Isn't the network
too slow to get onto the domestic websites in Brazil since it is so far?’’
Huang Xuan wiped his mouth and said with a smile, ’’Is it as far as from China
Netcom to China Telecommunication?’’
’’That makes sense.’’
Li Qing was good-humored and reliable. Occasionally he would comment on
something, but he never gave a lecture like the butler did. So far he had done
quite a satisfactory job. Furthermore, he was a good driver, which was a great
deal in Sao Paulo. There tended to be a jolt during the shift from gas to brake,
but Li Qing managed to make it a slight one. Even if a car turned up suddenly
in front, he always remained calm instead of panicking.
The meeting with Zhang Rong had been arranged in the Port of Santos, an
outer port of Sao Paulo. Because of its advantageous location and the
improvement of cargo handling capacity, it had attracted a large number of
international ports and shipping tycoons in the bidding for the first phase of
the project, such as Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), Port of Singapore
Authority, DP World, and Maersk Group. It was about the same time that the
Huang Family Funds had founded Xihuang Industrial Company. Therefore,
although the first investment of HWL had been to buy the shares of Docas
Company, its office had been built in the Port of Santos, and it had gradually
begun engaging in cargo handling, import, and export.
Zhang Rong didn't look good either. He had eyebags, and there was dark brown
on his hands, indicating that he had been smoking. Seeing Huang Xuan's
bloodshot eyes, he thought his young boss had been worried all night too.
’’Huang gongzi ’’ He forced a smile.
’’Call me Huang Xuan.’’
’’OK.’’ Zhang Rong maintained his smile. ’’Huang Xuan, I have found two
freezers. One can contain 5,000 tons. The other is bigger, but there is a space
for 3,000 tons left only. There are three other freezers which can make room
for 5,000 tons in three days.’’
’’That won't work.’’ Huang Xuan shook his head. He hadn't expected it to be so
troublesome to find a freezer, but the whale meat in the passage couldn't share
a freezer with others. Looking at the containers afar, Huang Xuan blinked his
eyes and said, ’’Is it so hard to find a freezer with an accommodation of 10,000
tons at such a large port?’’
’’It's too pressing.’’ Zhang Rong felt embarrassed. Huang Xuan was his boss, to
whom the entire Xihuang Industrial Company belonged. But he was helpless.
The infrastructure of the Port of Santos always fell behind that of the
international ports. It mainly transported domestic goods like coffee and
soybeans but had little investments in freezers.
’’Huang Xuan, there is a refrigeration ship anchored at the Port of Santos. I
don't think it has been loaded yet,’’ Rolin reminded.
Zhang Rong was still waiting for Huang Xuan's response. Huang Xuan looked
at him and said in an unhappy tone, ’’Are there any refrigeration ships at the
port? Load the cargo first.’’
’’There are, but...’’ Zhang Rong was confused. ’’Loading will take a lot of time.
The current efficiency in the Port of Santos is 30 standard containers per
minute, and the loading will cost $200. Hence, I suggest that the cargo stay on
the ship when the ship arrives until we find the freezer.’’
Huang Xuan was speechless. He couldn't tell the truth and started thinking
that finding Zhang Rong was a mistake. He avoided his weird look and said
with embarrassment, ’’Fine. Find someone to lead the way for me. When the
ship arrives, fill the 5,000-ton freezer first and leave the rest on the ship.
That's all you need to do.’’ Then he made an excuse for an emergency and left
in a hurry.
In the next few days, Rolin had been busy. It had to be admitted that the future
machine was really efficient. Huang Xuan rented the empty containers, and
then Rolin would put the cargo into them according to their weights and
volumes. He could also deal with the customs officer's check anytime by
replacing the cargo with the commodities on the order list when the container
was opened, which cost only several kWh of energy per ton, amazing Huang
Xuan a lot.
Huang Xuan found two 3,000-ton refrigeration ships himself. The cargo was
finally put into the freezer and the refrigeration ship. As to the customs
declaration, Rolin would take care of it.
The Tyndall effect, also known as Tyndall scattering, is light scattering by
particles in a colloid or else particles in a very fine suspension.
Gongzi: son of a family, used in old days of China.