J1318 : The "Emma" at Warrenpoint

taken 13 years ago, near to Omeath, Burren, Cornamucklagh and Ardaghy, Louth, Ireland

The "Emma" at Warrenpoint
The "Emma" at Warrenpoint
The containership “Emma” arriving at Warrenpoint harbour as the ferry “Moondance” Link drops her lines before departing for Heysham. The container cranes have since been removed.
The ferries, ships and boats of Carlingford Lough
A collection of photographs showing some the ships and boats using Carlingford Lough including Warrenpoint, Greenore and Carlingford harbours and the Newry ship canal.
Shipping containers
The idea and creation of the modern shipping container can be credited to American businessman (and former trucking company owner) Malcolm McLean in 1955. Rather than wait days for ships to be loaded and unloaded he devised a simple system where goods could be packed into standardised, rugged containers - these could then be carried by road or rail but also loaded, locked and stacked securely on board ships for transport across the globe and easily unloaded at the other end. The system revolutionised modern transportation of goods, increasing efficiency, lowering costs but also costing thousands of jobs across ports around the world. Today around 90% of non-bulk cargo is carried via shipping containers. In the UK, enormous ships that can carry over 14,000 containers arrive into ports such as Felixstowe and Harwich or nearby Rotterdam. Containers are then unloaded and moved across the country by road, rail or onto smaller 'feeder' ships that can navigate other ports around the country. To understand more about the process see the BBC Box project at LinkExternal link which tracked the route of a shipping container across the globe or the excellent programme 'The Box that Changed Britain' - frequently repeated on BBC4 and thus available on the iPlayer at LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 25 July, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 20 January, 2012
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 137 180 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:5.9528N 6:15.7079W
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Irish: geotagged! J 142 178
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Warrenpoint  Warrenpoint Harbour  Ships  Coaster (Cargo Ship)  Container Ship  Shipping Containers  Ferry  Crane  Harbour 

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