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Container Terminal (2007)

A crane lifts a container off a freighter at the Seaside Terminal on Terminal Island at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro. The operator sits in a cab suspended from the crane (above the left end of the container), locks a “spreader” to the container, and directs the pulleys to lift the container from the ship. This 40-foot (12.2-meter) container can weigh 30 tonnes when fully loaded. It’s a coincidence that this container is the same color as the spreader.


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