be careful what you eat and stay on top of recalls….
the facility I work at has 3-500′ berths…these boats won’t ever come here…we have no gantry cranes…BUT… these ships can’t do break bulk…we can and send equipment worldwide, but mostly to south america
All these photos were taken last weekend in the port of Rotterdam by Jan Oosterboer and used via Fred Trooster. Notice their size:
MSC Regulus . . . 1200′ x 156”
Margrethe Maersk, here tailed by SD Shark, at 1309′ x 196′ . . .
a Maersk Triple E class container vessel, capacity of 18,000 teu’s, and
in service about three months now.
CSCL Atlantic Ocean, 19,100 teu capacity, 1312′ x 190,’ and on her maiden voyage from Asia.
And finally, Berge Stahl, nearly 30 years afloat, 364, 767 tones DWT. Her dimensions are only 1122′ loa and 206′ beam.
And why are ships getting bigger, other than because they can, and the population is growing? Well, we need more stuff. Compare these family photos of household and possessions.
Many thanks to Jan and Fred for these photos.
here’s some more dusty memories…we were in Michigan and brittanie was on a field trip to chicago
I really hate the way WP handles captions…finally, some bing wallpapers…hope you have enjoyed this little romp through my dusty archives…
live long and prosper
back in my dark and stupid days I didn’t understand that girls rock…yes the do!!! I want to always be an encourager