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Barcelona Port

I quite liked these quay cranes, some at work and others idle. I understand that brand Kone is a world leader in lifting equipment and it was interesting to see these cranes against that backdrop of the sky. This was seen on an hour long Las Golondrinas cruise along the waterline. The scene is nowhere close to how busy it gets in Singapore (the throughput of Singapore in terms of TEU or Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit is more than ten times that of Barcelona), but what made this scene picture-worthy for me was the despite the large spaces and the huge weights, there are very few people involved in the smooth and silent running of logistics operations, usually far removed from the visibility of our daily lives.

Barcelona Port

I quite liked these quay cranes, some at work and others idle. I understand that brand Kone is a world leader in lifting equipment and it was interesting to see these cranes against that backdrop of the sky. This was seen on an hour long Las Golondrinas cruise along the waterline. The scene is nowhere close to how busy it gets in Singapore (the throughput of Singapore in terms of TEU or Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit is more than ten times that of Barcelona), but what made this scene picture-worthy for me was the despite the large spaces and the huge weights, there are very few people involved in the smooth and silent running of logistics operations, usually far removed from the visibility of our daily lives.

comments (15)

They certainly are impressive Ayush, containers have changed the world.
Crazy huge, aren't they?!
Elles sont impressionnantes par leur taille.
Seeing this makes me wonder, Ayush, if you have been on a similar cruise in the Rotterdam port and if so, how you would compare it to Singapore's? I really got my education in Rotterdam, so I can understand the intrigue! These cranes are of utmost importance, I know.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 26 Jul 2019, 06:15
This are the tours that are great, Ayush. Seeing this makes me realize how small we are... Look at that container boat. Fabulous view here.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Jul 2019, 06:32
It always amazes me to see just how many containers can be stacked on a boat..
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Jul 2019, 06:44
A scene this is replicated in any container port around the world. I live just around 2 miles form one of the UK's biggest container ports.
A far cry from the docks of old teeming with dockworkers manhandling cargo
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 26 Jul 2019, 08:08
Ports are essentially ugly places unless one is interested in the work they do.
it looks like a machine ballet, or like the machines from the netflix series 'the OA'... have you seen it?

neat pic, Ayush!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Jul 2019, 08:57
I love this Industrial Art, Ayush!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Jul 2019, 15:37
It is like they are standing to attention and the last 2 are charging forward. They do not look so busy.
they look like they are praying to the God of Commerce Ayush....petersmile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 30 Jul 2019, 01:25
a beautifully composed image
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Jul 2019, 00:17
The structures are colourful.

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