mardi 16 août 2011

Trip to Rotterdam, Maeslantkering barrier, and the New Port of Rotterdam

Maeslantkering barrier

an overview photo of the Maeslantkering barrier

The storm surge barrier system in Holland that protects The netherlands from flooding.

A close up of the huge steel girders comprising the Maeslantkering barrier.

Again the Maeslantkering barrier.

Windmills and a ship along the Nieuw Maas.

The South half of the Maeslantkering barrier across the Nieuw Maas.

Ship traffic along the Nieuw Maas.

Look at the size of the circular steel segments of the Maeslantkering barrier.

The RET catamaran ferry leaving Hoek van Holland.

inside the RET fast ferry.

 RO-RO ferries of the Stena line to Harwick, England

The port of Rotterdam.

a RO-RO ferry.

The Port of Rotterdam

container berths of the port of Rotterdam.

crude oil tanker.

New contianer berths in the port.

A photo of Maasvlakte 2 project that would enlarge the Port of rotterdam by 1000 hectares.

Entrance into Maasvlakte 1 container terminal.

Customs area for exiting containers.

ICE Container terminal

Rail-sea terminal. 

Rail lines in container terminal.

container terminal.

Truck train cars sitting empty.

Truck trains waiting to be moved.

abnormal container holding area. Note in the center, there is a shipment of agricultural tractors.

view of parked straddle carriers.

view of unmanned automated stacking cranes.

view of some parked AGV's or automated guided vehicles.

container berth with cranes.

container berth with cranes.

an AGV in action taking a container from the stacking area to the crane to load onto the ship.

a container ship.

a container ship.

straddle carrier in action.

container berth with cranes.

container stacking area with AGV's and automated umanned stacking cranes, (ASC).

Stena line ferry pulling into the Nieuw Maas.

The RET ferry and Stena line in background.

A Thalys high speed train pulling into Rotterdam Central station.

Aucun commentaire:

Enregistrer un commentaire