Dominator Fireworks was recently mentioned in a Bloomburg Businessweek article highlighting the display firework business and it’s revenues as fireworks are used nation and worldwide to ring in the New Year.
Dominator Fireworks has seen a steady rise in orders placed for delivery in time for end of the year celebrations worldwide in recent years. The average cycle for an order to be processed and delivered is currently about six months. USA display companies will commonly place their orders for New Years Eve displays immediately after their busy July 4th season in hopes of delivery by early December each year. A large amount of that time is travel. Once the fireworks have been manufactured they are loaded into steel shipping containers in Hunan, China (Where 90% of the worlds fireworks are now made) they are trucked to a river port for a 5-6 day barge trip to one of China’s major coastal shipping ports, usually Shangai. The containers are then loaded onto a freight ship for an average 12 day trip the west coast of the USA where they are offloaded and then either railed or trucked to their final destination for a total trip time averaging 5 weeks.
In 2015, labor disputes at the largest port accepting fireworks in Long Beach, CA have delayed things further. Some reports say vessels have been sitting offshore waiting to unload goods for almost a month in extreme cases. This could become critical to the consumer fireworks market if an agreement is not reached soon, as the busy shipping season for consumer fireworks starts in March with the bulk of thousands of containers due to arrive annually between March 1st and May 30.
Was this a case of close encounters of the first of January kind during London’s spectacular fireworks display to mark the end of 2014?
Eagle-eyed UFO spotters noticed the eerie green light hovering above the London Eye during BBC New Year’s Eve coverage.
Presumed sightings of the strange and unusual are not uncommon at this time of year, thanks to the popularity of Chinese lanterns.
But this unexplained craft flies in an unusual arc from behind the London tourist attraction, and then flies towards the opposite side of the River Thames.
A fireworks factory exploded in Colombia on Sunday, with the force of the blast knocking a cameraman filming the scene off his feet.
The cameraman, identified by UPI as Noticias Caracol photojournalist Carlos Espinoza, briefly ran for cover after being knocked over, but continued to film as he ducked behind the relative safety of a nearby truck.
The incident happened in Granada, a town about 115 miles from Bogota.
UPI says two people were injured, including a driver passing the factory at the time of the incident who suffered shrapnel wounds. Along with the fireworks factory, five buildings used to store gunpowder were destroyed as well, The Telegraph reports.
AP says 17 homes were damaged in the blast. It also stopped traffic for miles.
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Fireworks above the Opera House
The Sky Tower set off fireworks to welcome the new year
Annual countdown ceremony in Japan
Fireworks exploded over Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong
People celebrate the coming of 2015 in Pyongyang, North Korea
Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower hold a fireworks display
Five people were killed in separate fireworks accidents in Germany and Denmark during celebrations to mark the New Year, authorities said on Thursday.
German police said a 19-year-old man died early on Thursday in Striegistal in the eastern state of Saxony when trying to light illegal firecrackers. They said another man was severely injured in the accident.
Another man, 18, died of severe head injuries in the town of Alveslohe in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein after being hit by a firecracker.
Among the many injured during the night into Thursday was a 23-year-old many in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, who lost four fingers when a firecracker blew up in his hands. A nine-year-old boy in Hesse was also wounded in the neck when a man tried to fire a rocket with a gun.