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photoblog image ...Boat Friday Rotterdam.

...Boat Friday Rotterdam.

Vessel "Lagarfoss"

 

...Boat Friday Rotterdam.

Vessel "Lagarfoss"

 

comments (20)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 29 Jun 2018, 02:01
Je suis toujours impressionnée par la taille de ces cargos.
Picturit: And this is only the smaller harbour, we intend to go to the bigger harbour on day.
Astrid.
These things are HUGE, Astrid. Very impressive.
Picturit: And this was in the smaller harbour, can you imagine the big harbour for the "real biggies".
Astrid.
Geeez - it's massive! Love your sky, too!
Picturit: Thank you, Elizabeth. You can put me on a boat and let me float all day in between these giants, I will be a happy camper...
Astrid.
This is exactly what it's like there in that port, Astrid. I'll never forget it! I'm so glad they were able to accommodate YOUR container. smile
Picturit: It was a great day and one day we will visit the real big harbour more to the coast, Ginnie.
I watch them putting the container on board, now I can leave wink...
Astrid.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 29 Jun 2018, 06:22
I always wonder just what those boxes contain. Probably everything..
Picturit: I think of some of the containers you don't want to even know what is in it.
When I still worked at the wood factory we were shipped "glass windows" to put in doors, from China.... some idiot in the office thought that was cheaper, we had a deal with the local "glass man" and were able to get glass within the hour if needed, from China it took "a little longer".... when notice came that the container arrived, we were notified by the habour authority that the container was not able to be picked up yet, it would take another 4 weeks for they found out that the Chinese put in the crate so much poison to kill all the bugs that "might" be in the wood crates to keep the glass in. Well they could not open the doors of the container without protective "moon suits and oxygen masks" otherwise you would drop dead the instant you open that door. It had to "air out".... they have special fields to do so, many crates are with that poison... things we hardly know. I made sure I washed my hands every time I had to touch some of the glass, did never trust that.
Astrid.
J'aime cete ambiance de port , nous avons le même à  Lorient
Bonne journée
Picturit: Yes, I saw your great pictures, the other day on your blog. Always impressive.
have a good weekend.
Astrid.
Even these big container ships seem dwarfed by the cranes Lady P
Picturit: Indeed, Bill. That is huge and felt so tiny and these are not even the real "biggies"...
Astrid.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Jun 2018, 07:27
I like the bulbous nose just poking out of the water. The ship has its own cranes so I'm guessing it can unload the containers at places where there are no shore facilities. Perhaps the "Astrid" container can be dropped off nearby for you?
Picturit: Some boats have even a bigger "nose" and very impressive to see. The real big cranes are on shore and I think you guess right that this boat is able to unload by "it self". Thank you, Alan. I think you had a great vacation in the south of France.
Astrid.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 29 Jun 2018, 07:51
Wasn’t Rotterdam the largest port in the world and, if so, is it still Astrid?
Picturit: It was until a few years ago, Chad. Shanghai #1, Singapore #2 and Rotterdam #3.
It is an enormous business most of it on "new" land, the Maasvlakte.
Making of the new land : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gulyxc8Rzuo
Astrid.
Mooi overzicht op dit schip.
En wat gaat dat snel hè met die containers
Picturit: Dank je wel, Marjolein. We gaan nog een keer naar de 2e Maasvlakte om het daar te bekijken.
Astrid.
Hier zie je nog `mannetjes` in de lorry`s, maar het gaat ook al automatisch....hele donkere kade en er blijft gelaad worden !!
Picturit: Ja mooi hè, Marjolein. Dat was nog een hele klim naar boven. Het was een prachtig gezicht ook hoe een truck een container "oppakte" en op een dieplader zette en het naar het schip bracht... Ik kan hier uren naar kijken.
Astrid.
  • Anne
  • France
  • 29 Jun 2018, 09:31
Interesting scene
Picturit: We really enjoyed the day and there was so much to see.
Astrid.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Jun 2018, 11:25
Those are CRANES
Picturit: Indeed and there are even bigger, Louis. I felt so tiny next to those...
Astrid.
Rotterdam harbour looks a bit different now from when I took a cruise round it in 1963.
Picturit: Brian, it does not even come close to that. They made a man-made island in front to the coast to have a bigger transit harbour for the real "Biggies".
Astrid.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gulyxc8Rzuo
they sure load up those container ships Astrid... i have no idea how they stay upright on the ocean....petersmile
Picturit: And now we have our fingers crossed that they stay upright. There are many YouTubes showing what happens after a storm or big wind.... that is disaster...
Astrid.
That is some enormous machinery.
Picturit: Indeed so, Michael. It made me feel very tiny.
Astrid.
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 30 Jun 2018, 09:12
i am always impressed by the dock cranes, especially i saw the rows and rows of them in Singapore for the first time, Astrid. not often seen by most of us, they perform such tasks.
Picturit: Singapore is now the #2 in the world as Rotterdam is now #3 in the world, so yes you saw the biggies also. Weren't you impressed too. we are the lucky ones to have seen those "beast"... It is amazing what they can carry and how fast they load and unload.
Astrid.
Cargo ships have really changed!
Picturit: Indeed so, Tom. Now it goes with those big containers and it is amazing how they "toy" around with those things.....
Astrid.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jul 2018, 23:03
I love the way you have framed this photo smile
  • Robin
  • United States
  • 6 Jul 2018, 21:36
Wow. Now that's a big boat. And I had to really look for your name...cleverly disguised!

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