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Modern Shipping Technology
Hamburg, Northern Germany
May 2002
Modern port facilities use container shipping, a process that allows for the efficient movement of goods onto trains and trucks. This port in Hamburg, Germany, includes a large container terminal, where cranes remove containers and transfer them. Rail lines that transport containers across Europe are visible at the upper right. Port operators can use such imagery to observe the locations of shipments.
Courtesy DigitalGlobe
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