J5082 : Yachts and ship in Bangor Bay

taken 13 years ago, near to Bangor, Co Down, Northern Ireland

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Yachts and ship in Bangor Bay
Yachts and ship in Bangor Bay
Yachts and a ship in Bangor Bay. The yachts are racing, part of the annual sailing programme from the Royal Ulster Yacht Club (RS Elite and SB3 Class yachts I believe); the ship is the 'Perseus J', a container ship waiting to proceed into Belfast (see J3778 : The 'Karin Schepers' leaving Belfast for details of a similar vessel). The small boat in the foreground may have had something to do with the racing.
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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J5082, 2267 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Saturday, 20 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 23 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Suburb, Urban fringe  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Bangor Bay  Bangor 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 506 829 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:40.3109N 5:39.9309W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 505 822
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Yacht Club  Yachts  Shipping  Shipphotos  Ship  Shipping Containers  Boat 

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