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Container handling [ @ Port of Bremerhaven ] by Matthias Moritz

Container handling [ @ Port of Bremerhaven ]


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16.06.2009 at 21:17h
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Never believe a movie, where police officers give chase to gangsters trying to hide between containers! They would all be in deadly danger!

In real life all traffic will be stopped, if somebody moves out of a truck. There are a lot of safety cars all around to give signals for the so called van-carriers (look at the red ones), swaying containers back and forth into the assigned rows. The cranes have a bearing load of 112 tons! Right there they are unloading one of the Maersk Line containerships.

As a result of 9/11 the ISPS (International Ship and Port Facility Security) code was implemented to counter possible threats to ships and port facilities. The safety measures are as high as on airports. You will never reach the quayside without being checked for legal entry.

I am sorry for the reflections. I know its a bit disturbing, but I couldn´t do it better out of the bus windows. Again it was my Nokia :-)

Also I couldn´t hold back this close view to such an impressive facility.

Port of Bremerhaven, # 20 in the world.


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Klaus Kieslich, 16.06.2009 at 21:32h

Eine ganz starke Aufnahme
Gruß Klaus

Maria João Arcanjo, 16.06.2009 at 22:04h

very good photo. Reflections are part of the reality! Thanks for the expalnation too.

Adele Oliver, 16.06.2009 at 22:07h

Yes, sadly we cannot get into our container facility in Vancouver any more - such potential for photos. This is a great shot .... brilliant colours, great structures, sharp!!
greetings, Adele

Ilse Jentzsch, 16.06.2009 at 22:24h

Für ein Handy-Foto ist es doch hervorragend geworden.
LG Ilse

David H Thomas, 18.06.2009 at 11:40h

Impressive shot - is that the Evelyn Maersk?

Matthias Moritz, 18.06.2009 at 19:16h

@ David:

This is the ANNA Maersk, arrived on June 15th, departed on June 16th.

Ship details:
built in 2002, length: 352m, width: 42m, depth: 24m
freight capacity: 109000 tons (6600 TEU [ Twenty foot Equivalent Unit])
speed: 25 knots

El Porte-Bonheur, 23.11.2009 at 12:47h

I like these 'industrial monuments' - and a container terminal is always something special. I am surprised about the Nokia quality..;). Compliments Matthias and enjoy your day.

Tania Skaradek, 29.01.2011 at 0:51h

You have a great Nokia! So bright colors! Like that picture:-))


Howard Mattix, 28.09.2012 at 4:11h

Thank you for sharing this, it's always interesting to watch people and machines at work. I guess inland such as I do makes maritime images interesting.
Best Regards,

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