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  • Let me show you how containers work It's possible that most things around you

  • right now came from a container ship

  • The food you ate the phone or computer you are looking at

  • We have anything from apples to frozen meat

  • to explosive or toxic gases on the ship Some of the things we carry is pretty bizarre

  • But Everything actually begins in the office with a team of people we callcentral planners

  • They draw up cargo plans for the whole supply chain

  • Then its sent to our chief mate to adjust as required

  • The containers are loaded by the port's crane

  • some say they were used by the Empire

  • Starting from the bottom stacking up like Legos

  • These cargo holds can be as deep as 40 times 40 meters

  • The space are built with these long sail guides that runs downward

  • it secures the containers in place

  • And this.. is what an empty cargo hold looks like

  • Once its filled, a “hatch coveris placed on top so that more containers can be loaded

  • The ones above on deck will need extra lashings to secure them

  • Workers from the port handle the physical labor of lashing

  • Thank god because these full metal rods are very very heavy

  • Turnbuckles are twisted to tighten the steel rods

  • For that we have Turnbuckle, short bars, long bars, and twist locks

  • There's actually a few different type of

  • twists lock on our ship Some are manual some are automatic

  • It all depends on the location of the container but they serve the same purpose which is to

  • lock containers together

  • Once again it really is just like stacking

  • Legos The fruits and frozen products are transported

  • by reefers Reefers are short for refrigerated containers

  • They are pretty much a gigantic portable fridge It can keep temperatures anywhere from room

  • temperature to -30 degrees That's…-90 Fahrenheit for murica folks

  • So what's my part in all this?

  • Well as 3rd mate My job during cargo operations is to monitor

  • the loading and discharging progress Afterwards checking the lashings to make sure

  • it's done properly The last thing we'd want are containers

  • falling into the sea if we ever run into bad weather

  • Other than that we keep watch on the overall condition of the ship

  • Including safety and security Checking the mooring lines and looking out

  • for any suspicious activity like stowaways or pirates

  • So that was a general overview of how cargo operations are done on container ships

  • If you'd got any specific questions make sure to leave it down in the comments below

  • And as always thanks for watching

Let me show you how containers work It's possible that most things around you

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How are Containers Loaded? | Cargo Operations on Container Ship

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    吳易晉 posted on 2018/08/04
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