J3575 : Art installation, Belfast

taken 4 years ago, near to Belfast, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Art installation, Belfast
Art installation, Belfast
'Riverbox' LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) is a new installation on the Maritime Mile LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) close to Titanic Belfast which reuses shipping containers.

"The Riverbox is the latest exciting addition to Belfast’s growing arts scene. Created by Dumbworld as a unique cultural venue and artistic platform in the heart of the Titanic Quarter. Equipped with cutting edge video and audio technology it can host video installations, interactive projects, live events and a wide range of audio experiences." (Quote from LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) accessed 28/08/2019).
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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J3575, 1023 images   (more nearby search)
Date Taken
Monday, 14 October, 2019   (more nearby)
Thursday, 24 October, 2019
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Coastal  City, Town centre  Docks, Harbours 
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Irish: geotagged! J 350 755 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.5790N 5:54.6152W
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Irish: geotagged! J 350 755
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Titanic Quarter  Art Installation  Public Art  Riverbox  Shipping Containers 

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