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Monthly Archives: September 2012

World Port Days in Rotterdam (5)

  Rotterdam, September 8, 2012 at 4.43 pm

Recently I have visited the ECT Delta Terminal in Rotterdam, the largest containerterminal in Europe. Equipped with a helmet and safety jacket I climbed up in a straddle carrier to see how the containers are moved. A great experience! A bit difficult to photograph because you actually need both hands to hold you tight, especially if the scradlle moves.

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The nominated pictures of Photography competition and exhibition “Port of Amsterdam, colorful Harbor”.

IJpromenade, Amsterdam September 19, 2012 

I have three pictures submitted for the Photography competition of the Port of Amsterdam. Two of my photos were nominated for the best 20 photographes and included in the photo exhibition “Port of Amsterdam, colorful Harbor”. A professional jury consisting of Dertje Meijer (Director Port of Amsterdam), Johannes Dalhuijsen (Chief picture editors of  ”De Telegraaf”) and Wilbert Gieske (actor) selected the photos.

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Two pictures selected for exhibition “Port of Amsterdam, colorful Harbor”

IJpromenade, Amsterdam, September 19 2012 5.10 pm

IJpromenade, Amsterdam, September 19, 2012 5.09 pm

IJpromenade, Amsterdam, September 19, 2012 5.11 pm

Two of my pictures have been nominated for Photography competition “Colorful Harbor”, organized by Port of Amsterdam, De Telegraaf”(newspaper) and Sp!ts (newspaper). The exhibition “Port of Amsterdam colorful Harbor”will take place from 20th of September untill 14th of november 2012 in front of EYE, Filminstitute Netherlands, IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam.

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World Port Days in Rotterdam (4)

Rotterdam, September 8,  2012 5.30 pm

Rotterdam, September 8, 2012 5.32 pm

Altough the ECT Delta Terminal is automated the terminal employs some 2.300 people. Many of whom work in continuous shifts. The cranes that move the containers are enormous. This also applies to the giant wheels.


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World Port Days in Rotterdam (3)

Rotterdam, September 8, 2012 5.26 pm

Rotterdam, September 8, 2012, 5.22 pm

A visit to the ECT Delta Terminal is a great experience. The Europe Container Terminals (ECT) is the leading and most advanced container terminal in Europe. ECT invented and introduced the automated container terminal as well as many other innovations. Automated terminals use Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) to transport the containers between the ship and the container stack where Automated Stacking Cranes (ASCs) take over.

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World Port Days in Rotterdam (2)

Rotterdam, September 8, 2012 1.13 pm

Rotterdam, September 8, 2012 1.09 pm

Daily the waterways and ports are dredged to keep the harbor accesible to the largest ships in the world. The vessels “Surveyor 1″ and “Surveyor 2″ measure the dephts in the harbor of Rotterdam with the latest equipment. Only during World Port Days it was possible to sail with the vessels and have a look at the “bottom” of the Nieuwe Maas. During the trip we were warned by “RPA 5″ of obstructions on the Maas.

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World Port Days in Rotterdam (1)

Rotterdam, September 8, 2012 11.36 am

I paid a visit to the World Port Center and enjoyed the interactive presentation “The complete story of the Port” by the Rotterdam Port Authority of the Rotterdam Port & Industrial Area. A very interesting presentation and afterwards I had a magnificient view of the port from the 17th floor of the World Port Center.

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Safari in the Port of Amsterdam!

Westhaven, September 1, 2012 9.36 pm

On Safari in the Port of Amsterdam and reach places where others are not allowed. A great experience! And look for “The big Five” just like a real Safari. The port crane “Het Nijlpaard” (Hippopotamus), was one of “The big Five”. The other four you can find yourself at the Harbor Safari on Saturdaynight in September.

 

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