The name is the same
- Date: 01/01/2003
A ship agent booked 10 containers to Houston, but after the containers had been discharged at Houston, Texas, it was discovered that they were intended for Houston, Pennsylvania. The additional cost of moving the containers that extra inch on the map was US$55,000. Similar mistakes have been made with Vancouver, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia, while China abounds with places with the same or similar names.